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 →
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.
I sent the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner", the national anthem of the United States, through a bunch of languages in Google Translate and then back to English. The result was . . . unique. Google Translate Sings “The Star Spangled Banner” Aha! You say in the light of the aurora. See your sunset! Bands... Continue Reading →
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 →
True Love “You want to do WHAT?” “Marry him.” “But… he’s fictional—” “And perfect.” “And I wrote him into existence.” “Romantic, isn’t it. I just can’t wait to—” “BUT HE’S NOT REAL.” “So what?” “So what what? Are you going to put the book on the altar and…” “Yes. Won’t it be wonderful: I... Continue Reading →
The following poem was inspired by a poem in which the book Genesis in the Bible was fed through all the languages in Google Translate and then back into Englishm where the poet repunctuated it. I used the same method in creating this poem. Note: For those of you who may not be familiar with... Continue Reading →
Picky Pete Picky Pete, Please take your seat. Sit down. Right now. And eat it. I won’t repeat, Please, have a seat. Don’t move till you complete it. And if you cheat, I’ll eat your treat. Pick up your fork and eat it! -M.M.