Saturday, March 25, 2017

Ku Klux Klowns

I am firmly of the belief that
 Drumpf is seriously demented

March 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Saint Patrick's Parading

Americae's biggest and best-loved ethnic holiday
Forget Columbus Day
Who's even heard of Bastille day?
Like the other Irish-American holiday Halloween,
Only the growing popularity of Dia de Los Muertos
may someday hold a candle to
Saint Patrick's Day

Everyone's Catholic
on Saint Patrick's day

Ash Wednesday brings Lent
which brings Saint Patrick's
which brings Spring
which comes wit Easter

'Twas ever thus

 Can't really agree with the stout anymore
I suppose I might have aged out
but the whiskey is as splendid
as it ever was

Let's go
in the garden,
 shall we?

Time to get out
the green glass heirlooms
and have dinner

 I saw a recipe for Colcannon
made with canna-butter
made me want to try to make it
with the cannabis on the side

Time to get a little happier

Try to catch a butterfly
on the wing

Even a glass butterfly 
is not as easy as it looks

 is contagious

Ultra Owl

The wee folk are always with us
this impish fellow stops
just short of wicked

There were little kids
wearing bunny ears
in the trees in the park

Tall man with a
miniature Doberman,
we talked a little

Today's a day
to ley your mind
float away

Fighting Irish

Nature is my primary medicine
that and cannabis

where did he come from?

He was of course
conspicuously Catholic

Cartoon garden owl

Let's go, let's go

Not everyone
wear green

Erin go bragh

March 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Strolling Oakland: Mild Thriller on Manila

A sedate walk with the RAY man
your onliest Berkeley Flaneur

Start with top-shelf java at
my favorite shop since 1984

It where the real coffee dogs all go
no the terminally trendy joint
that opened across the street

But there are enough hounds
apparently to go around
my joint is expanding

Under the BART/highway bridge
there are hundreds of tiles
made by people displaced
by the enormous Hills Fire

Kids remembers his beloved school

Traumatic flames

House with deck

Smoke overtakes
the homestead

Lawton street
where I happen to have spend most
of the day of the fire
My old friend's old pad there

Intriguing glass
a notable house

The base festooned

An enormous palm

A beauty and a wonder

The sheltering palm
really defines a space
indoors outdoors

In all its glory

Here comes these flowers
a hugely vital Spring
appears this year

Onward oddly transported
via an urban jungle

The look of California's
ecclesiastical architecture

Another way of the cross
Lent brings in the Spring

Rockridge library
on a rainy day
in winter

the inspirational windows

Manila street
a weathered eagle

Quiet spiritual display
Buddha in a tree

This sturdy tree
shoulders its responsibilities

Sidewalk gardens

Love these pink oddities
wonder what they're called

I dreamed that I was back in grade school
succulents plants and lizards
from Science text books
had overtaken my old desk

Love this floral bush

Speaking of pink
some cats just got
too many flamingos
like wild turkeys round here

Life and death

the same questionable taste

Deer depicted with human
facial characteristics

reverts to its primitive beliefs

Wholesome and diverse

Somewhat magical,

As my friend here will attest

February-March 2017