5,000 Each Leg?

Lunging not the way
Sedentary, not good either
A choice to be made
To live static, stuck in place
Or dynamic and lunging

Strewn About Tanka

Shallow are trash cans
When dogs and meat are involved.
Who need a lesson,
The adults or the pit bull?
Messes follow convenience.

African Music Tanka

African music
Soulful shouts of life’s anguish
What is he singing?
No matter his wail is clear
Pain and emotions translate

Writing Tanka

Ethereal thoughts
Electrical impulses
Mechanical scribblings
Writers expressing through them
Writers existing within

What If Tanka



Family focus?
Liar, liar, tongue on fire
Put up and shut up
Conjoin your money and mouth
Put families up here.






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Roseanne Tanka (Just Desserts)

Running a loud mouth
Brings stupidity trouble
Freeing time slots by
Walking the humorless hate
From society’s pallet

Note: The ideas in this song seem as relevant today as they did in 1983…

Old Neighbor Tanka

Hot junction boxes
Plumbing leading to the sump
Some home improvements
Plants need that constant light source
Bongwater must go somewhere


***Evidently my old neighbor was something other than a chef… It’s good he’s gone.

Testing Tanka

Adolescent life
Talk of online sleepovers
“Digial life, dude”
I’m glad to be an old guy
Without Facebook’s tired trappings

Hot Coffee Gone Cold: Jokes

“Culture is the intersection of people and life itself. It’s how we deal with…”
Wendell Pierce

Narrow-minded joking
Humor misinterpreted
Anger in laughter
Understand jesting’s truth
Comedy is essential

Paradise Corporation People: Sixers-Cavs

“The world is still a weird place, despite my efforts to make clear and perfect sense of it.” Hunter S. Thompson.

Circus atmosphere
T-shirts flying through the air
Eighty dollar meals
Time spent with my family
More important than the game