Monday, February 18, 2013


See this girl?
Now this one
is a troublemaker

Sometimes she's nice to me
and sometimes she's mean
I don't know why

I'm going to find you a husband
before you move out
of this building

If you bring a boy home
then change your mind
I'll get him out of here

I always take care
of the women in this building

You see, this poem here
you put yourself into this poem
I can tell it's real

You should write a poem about me
it better come from here (the heart)

See this girl?
She's writing a poem about me
I'm still waiting

How is your grandmother?
Your grandmother,
you went to visit her

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Poetry Paper

a line
is just a line
and a word a word

my father
speaks in rhymes
and the Sandman in verse

Take me away
dreamer of dreams
to a place half-known

with analysis
til morning

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Marbim B'Simcha

Happy new month! Today is the first day of the Hebrew month of Adar, a month whose arrival acts as an encouragement to increase in joy/happiness.

What might you do intentionally this month to increase happiness for yourself and in the world? Friends' ideas so far include eating and drinking exactly what you want, giving to the poor, giving gifts to each other, and, yes, fart jokes. I hope to write or upload a little something here each day.

Here is one of today's joys:

Download Billy Wylder's single "Vineyard" for free here. And watch the actual music video here! Avi Salloway, featured musician in the band, is an acquaintance of mine from the Seeds of Peace International Camp in Summer 2012.

Friday, February 1, 2013


You might try to find me
in all of my curves
and crevices

Look instead
in the brick patio park
with the benches and the trees