Wednesday, February 29, 2012


It's been awhile. For Three Word Wednesday. Prompt words Demand, Navigate, Crinkle.


There they are again.
Faint thuds, incessant,
demanding attention
like an unlatched
barn door banging
in the winter wind.
Perhaps that’s all it is:
a door ajar;
or a pile-drive
pounding columns
for the overpass
that will (we are promised)
help us navigate
the snarling traffic;
or the boy two streets down,
imagining a game
on the line, dribbling slowly
as he readies for the
final shot.

But I deceive myself.
I know if I travel
forty miles southwest,
past the spoiled Ogeechee
and tangled pines,
I’ll see
mangled earth,
I’ll feel
air crinkle
with concussive
power. Ft. Stewart trains
for death. Soon
they’ll set their sights
on flesh, on foreign
barns and bridges,
just as hopeful as
my neighbor kid that
practice pays off.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Addendum to Previous Post: For A. and M.

"Specimen," as used in this context, probably refers to pee-pee. It could also refer to poo-poo, since this is also a specimen that must be processed. Thus, it is "Pee-pee Processor," or "Poo-poo Processor." I thank you for asking.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New job offer

Ok. We haven't been as busy at work as I need to be, so I've worked on a resume and sent it out to a few places over the last three or so months. Just got an email from CareerBuilders; they were pleased to inform me that, based on my resume, they would like me to consider a career as a Specimen Processor. Thanks for the boost of confidence.