If You Make That Face

Hit again and ‘gain
Two-fisted hammered
My face just won’t crack

Made that face long ‘go
And, indeed, it did
It stayed that way

Now my well-made face
At once young and old
Has no home with me

Bring down the hammer
Chips off the old block
Is all I can do

Proof in the pudding
I lack the strength
To destroy myself



Copyright 21 August 2020
Revised 19 April 2021
Closeup of black puppy face with protective cone around head, looking forlorn yet adorable
THAT face is absolutely priceless! (Super Puppy Draymond survived this indignity — I swear!)

HaiKoo TooLooRahLay

Haiku adjacent
Poetically inclined
No rhyme nor reason

Vertigo without nausea?
I’ll take some of that.
Overnight shipping, please. Thanks.

I don’t often eat fried chicken
But when I do
I eat it with my hands

You won’t let me use yours

A disease, it is
Migraine, not just a headache Chronic … a lifestyle

Not a choice lifestyle
Events neurological
Fill my calendar

Bright lights and colors
Music only I can hear
Soon this too shall pass

Soon…
This shall pass
And yet it remains
Part of me
Now

The Full Wolf Moon over Albuquerque, New Mexico on 28 January 2021. Photography by Jeff Hartzer.