Genietail 01 Diddling The Epididymis
We are geneslaves,
Our flicker of life just a way station
Between parent and child.
When we’re done breeding they give us the toss... more »
Genietail 02 Pandora's Lamp
Genes are our genies
Their pool is our species,
Their goal is existence,
Their genius survival,... more »
Genietail 03 Able Semen
This has nothing whatever to do with cooperation!
Millions start! Only one can finish!
The winner lives again! The rest die!... more »
Genietail 04 The Telomere's Tale
Shrink wrapped for freshness in telomere tails -
Genes that is, lifestuff -
Tails that tear with each genesplit until they’re gone,
Life too.... more »
Genietail 06 Home From The Hill
The feral rages of our predatory heritage
Churn still beneath the thin veneer of civilization
But then we were hunters for millions of years
And have been citizens for only a few thousand... more »
Genietail 07 She The Man
Sex with all its courtships and arousals
Pretensions and peculiarities
A parent’s patient fierce protection of a child
Even the quarrel about abortion... more »
Genietail 08 Immortality
To live after death,
To have purpose greater than a lifetime,
We don’t need gods,
Invisible beings “out there”... more »
Genietail 08 Smarting
If genes can regret they may yet
Their invention of human intelligence
As human tools change the world
Too fast for genes to adapt... more »
Joke 05 Frugal Me
A little boy comes home from school and asks his father what “frugal” means.
“Well” says his father “it means to save”.
The next day the little boy comes home from school all excited
“Dad, we were told such a good story today in class... more »
Joke 08 Higamous Hogamous
Hogamous Higamous... more »
Joke 11 The Umpty Tump
City cousin to country cousin on seeing a molehill for the first time: 'What's that? '
Country Cousin: 'An umpty tump'.
City cousin: 'What's an umpty tump? '
Country cousin: 'A tump that the umpty makes.'... more »
Joke 12 Two Things About A Horse
There are two things I know about a horse
-... more »
Landscape 01 New World
Pressure-born fireclouds of sight.
A dark fading blaze of color
As the retina recharges.
A tiny ringing of hair strands near the ear.... more »
Landscape 02 Phila. Pa
Sunrise in the flickering city.
Snaring streets tie windy knots in time.
Rhythmic neon emblems,... more »
Landscape 03 Probability Pm
Along an endless street
Through an endless afternoon
Loud with engines and the rustle of leaves.
In the frozen light the bystanders gesture... more »
Landscape 04 Ailanthus Altissima (A High Coo)
Engine idling... more »
Landscape 07 In Russell Wright's Garden
'Who will lead to the Lost Pond from the Evening Path? '
By the flooded quarry, his illness revealed,
The old man begs cigarettes now the doctor’s away.... more »
Landscape 10 Thistledown
Monument Hill glows
A nimbus of dandelion puffballs
Backlit by the setting sun... more »
Landscape 11 Mud Metamorphoses
Muddy clay half fluid
Smelling faintly of watery origins
Goes to the fire comes back a stone
The magic of the Metamorph Vitrification... more »
Landscape 13 Fagus Grandifolia
The forest appears tranquil.
A sunbeam through the pollen dust
The only straightness in this vegetable world.... more »
Landscape 14 Night Flight
Seven miles below
The nighttime land glides by
Splashed and spangled with lights
Gold and silver... more »
Landscape 15 Dreamskins
Misty streamers of dreamskins
Tattered by awakening
Evaporating in the light of thought
Two black hippos joyfully frolicking... more »
Landscape 16 Greeting To Ireland
What delight to be on the hill of Howth
Before sailing the white haired sea!
The waves that break against its face!
The rocky cliffs and shingles!... more »
Landscape 18 Tally Who?
The Preposterous Popguns Of Potomac
Walking the hunted fields
Spent cartridges litter the path... more »
Landscape 19 Lookit
Colors have mindlinks
As yellow as sunlight
As blue as the sky... more »