We’ve been cleaned up, thank you, ma’am!

Image of green envelope holding airspam by Marco Livolsi from Pixabay

Spiteful scoundrels
was it fun? Now
Ev’s got you on
the run. See you

later on the
slippery slopes
where your antics
fill envelopes.

You’ve pumped numbers!
We saw them fall
like levels of
cholesterol.

Do you like them
green fakes and spam?
Or is your diet
just false fat scam?


Humor, Food, Search Engine, Time Travel

Public domain, at least according to Wikimedia Commons.

Barney Google
and Snuffy Smith
old time comics
without much pith.

What a hundred
years ago brought
silly laughter
now finds what’s sought.

Note in title:
a valued tool
that serves the scoop
to sage and fool.

Barney ate his
noodle kugel —
never did a
search on Google.

And now, time travel, and an opportunity to put some life into old Barney via music courtesy of Google:


…isms and health

Image (of imaging machine!!!) by Michal Jarmoluk courtesy of Pixabay.

Hurting is a
mannerism
that requires
escapism…

…entering the
mechanism
heart is filled with
skepticism.

Depending upon
mesmerism —
non-medical
hypnotism…

…to listen as
magnetism
reveals truths of
organism!

Listening to the magnetism was very interesting to me. I now invite you to listen to something else: Billy Porter singing “Feel It to Heal It” on YouTube.


Image by VintageBlue from Pixabay.

Mine eyes behold
the glory of
the printing of
the word. They have

read in many
pages how the
pulp of trees is
stored. Ink has loosed

a quiet light
and an S to
make a sword
so truth can write

its song. Glory
glory halle
luja glory
glory halle…

luja

this poem cannot
itself contain.
Memorial
Day weekend.

Books. Soldiers. Wars.
Strange gratitude.
It’s readering
that births answers.


Cuts for Current Culture

Image created by the talented Alexei Chizhov posting on that great platform, Pixabay.

What should be cut
from daily lives?
Things that hammer
evil designs.

Halt the abuse!
Conclude sinning.
Cut the misdeeds.
Bar news spinning.

It takes labor
plus intention
to enable
intervention.

What good method
will ease such strife?
A curved sickle?
A butcher’s knife?

QUESTION: What is the equivalent of a tool that cuts through emotional weapons of mass conscious destruction?

NOTE: This post is a reason to embed a song I’ve been listening to lately. Mayer Hawthorne’s talent is in updating the Motown sound…and even when the lyrics are about “ills,” the sound and vibration are “heals.” At least to me they are. “Enjoy.”


Act on command, live on demand!

Levi Meir Clancy took this photo and gave it to us for free on Unsplash. Thanks, my friend!

Co com commas
and amanments
de dem demas
mixed-up fragments!

When you focus
on the commands
reality
is what expands.

Put your mind on
the demandments
and walk through life’s
+10+ enchantments.

Co goes with you
as de deletes…
taste the bitters
to exhale sweets.


Well...now I'm craving a burrito!!!!


…and world.

Image of shoulders holding is by AnabelBugarin from Pixabay, so join me in gratitude for its use here.

As a person who plays at seeing poetry in everything, sometimes I just have to give it over to the poetry of practicality, assess the chaos, figure out some small channel where the flow is in my control, and listen to music while generating intent to make everything easy and able to be filled with grace.

This morning, it wasn’t the world, it was my own reality resting hard on my shoulders. And then I opened an email from The Dip, saw these musicians’ faces…and like a promise fulfilled, my day lightened up and things felt better. Of…


There is more to ‘body language’ than anyone suspected.

Thanks for the ‘inner/outer’ image, dear 愚木混株 Cdd20 and Pixabay.

While you control
your cerebrum
rogue body parts
poke your eardrum:

“Look how I make
my curlicue,”
said lock of hair
to purlicue.

“You irritate,”
said vagus nerve,
then jumped cables
to breastbone’s curve.

The os coxae
must stay hearty.
“Walk this way, bones,
time to party!”

Said the penis
to patella,
“Such good cover
…like umbrella!

“Please, no ulnas!
Do not take risks
when lifting pounds,”
say spine and discs.

Said left hallux
to other fumb,
“We’ve shoes for dress —
let’s pity thumb!”

Body parts in
conversations?
Compliments and
accusations!

NOTE: Do you require a little gray-haired anatomy…


This poem improves my life slightly more than my own garden does today.

Mary Holden

A constantly evaporating editor and writer. Believer in medium since 2013 when they made me wait for an invitation!

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