/*23 Breaths*/

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

All Hallows' Eve

Back to seasonal weather
some clouds
a little drizzle
I wasn't looking forward
to a Halloween
in shorts and flip flops
but I could have gone
as a summer tourist...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Does any of this seem odd to you?


Enough of this! I'm going to Murrieta where its cooler...

 So I wanted a gallon of ice cream for dinner but my wife said NO! My son pointed out that the heat would kill us before the diabetes would. So we compromised on pizza. I took a couple out of the freezer and left them on the counter until the cheese had melted...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

another log on the fire

"you found it! we haven't seen the sun all day"

I haven't seen it yet but I know where the wind is

blowing
hot
usually just the Santa Anas
but today
89 degrees before sun up
these are the devil winds
the sun comes up
but I can't see it
just the dust
from another fire
burning somewhere
more carbon in the air
another log on the fire
just what we need...


Friday, October 20, 2017

eggs and coffee


Wind from the get go this morning
it must be the weekend

How many times
have I looked at the trees
then driven down
anyway
expecting
my local geography
to have changed
so the winds don't
blow it to shit

it never changed things

thousands of surfers will
trade dreams of
glassy tubes
for a plate of eggs
and coffee

Watching another Fall  morning
unfold
as the sunrises

Monday, October 16, 2017

give a sprinkle to anything living in a pot

today it's going to be hot
summer is revisiting us today
for the third or fourth time this year
it should be in the ninetys...

I celebrated summers past last week
by cutting out chunks of my epidermis and a bit of dermis
that retained the summer memories
a little too well...

Mo-vember shot from a few years ago
channelling my inner Vincent Price / Bob Dylan
without the talent or the je ne sais quoi,
but with the cheesy mustache....

so make sure the kids and pets have enough water
and give a sprinkle to anything living in a pot

Thursday, October 5, 2017

no that's the wrong franchise


Kendog with the mat that "made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs"

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Breathe


another dawn reveals
fog
which is to say
it reveals
the concealer
not like those creams
the sell on late night TV
(enjoy your wrinkles, you worked hard for them)
but a ground cloud
that removes some of the sights
that distract us and keeps us from the now
a good day to sit
enjoy a cup of joe
and breathe

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

bursts into flame

a dirty orange scar
mars the sunrise
the canyon fire

the seasonal combination
of heat, fuel and oxygen
marks the calendar
fall has begun

last winters epic rains
drives the growth of
coastal sage
fragrant and oily
the staff of life
for thousands of birds
rodents
and criters

bursts into flame

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Just like the weather but more so

Fall
In socal

I've said it all before
warm days
cool nights
swell (sometimes)

the tourist hordes
God love em
have returned
wence they came

off shore
winds
groom random swells
and burn
your neighbor's house
down

speaking of the winds
I've seen a bumber crop
of tumbleweeds
this season
they used to be everywhere
but then suddenly
like the pelicans
all but
disappeared
for a few seasons

The rainy season
(Christmas to March)
will be here soon enough
the next four months
seem to go by like they
are on roller skates

So now
I watch the garden change
wonder where my Ugg boots are
after the sun sets

I'll check out
some new books
at the library

We live interesting times

Just like the weather
but more so


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Turkey and Giblet Feast Classic

That was his favorite
Whenever he wouldn't eat
anything else
and the buffet would stretch on for miles
the little can of Turkey & Giblets
would turn his head
and he would munch away
in that noisy way
the tumor adding another layer
to the symphony that was
Fluffy eating

RIP Fluf