When the heatwave hit Nebraska the cows keeled over dead— Not really dead, but nearly dead, (at least that’s what the farmers said) when the heat wave hit Nebraska. When the heatwave hit Nebraska the cornfields went bone dry— Not real bones, just dirt and stones. The baking skies were filled with moans when the... Continue Reading →
My math brain fell apart again and now I can’t be sure, whether nine is more than ten ‘cause nine is spelled with four, and ten is spelled with three, and three is spelled with five, and five is spelled with four again, which shows how I arrive at thinking nine’s the same as five,... Continue Reading →
Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday to you! we sang to my brother when he’d just turned two. Make a wish and blow out the candle, we said. He took a big breath and his face turned bright red. Then he let it all go and blew out the flame. He reached for the cake... Continue Reading →
You can’t have this poem. I called it first. Shotgun. No do-overs. Can’t be reversed. It’s mine—finders keepers. It’s mine—pinky swear. It’s mine—losers weepers. Sorry. Life isn’t fair. I thought it first. I went and picked it. You sure you still want it? That’s why I licked it. -M.M.
Peeve I confess I possess a pet peeve. You may find it hard to conceive that I get all upset In the fall when it’s wet When my shoes get all covered in leaves. -M.M.
Half a Hammer If I only had half a hammer, I’d only need half a nail to halfway hammer half a boat to halfway keep the boat afloat and only halfway fail. -M.M.
D T C R O S S W O R D F S A M H N A W U S M I L E S W R I T I N G L I M N K A A N E S S B Y B A C O N T H E H... Continue Reading →
Looks Like a Pretzel He told me it looks like a pretzel, but isn’t. But isn’t? What looks like a pretzel but isn’t? A tangle of noodles? The Gordian knot? A piece of pastrami that’s twisted a lot? Infinity, broken and drooping? A sin? The handles of scissors? A pretzel-shaped pin? The shape of... Continue Reading →
Snow Sprites The snow sprites came down the mountain at night. Wispy and chill, wispy and chill. They danced to the left and they danced to the right. Wispy and chill, wispy and chill. The flowers the dipped in caskets of frost. Wispy and chill, wispy and chill. They sparkled the rivers and... Continue Reading →