Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Don't Mind If I MayPoWriMo!

Poem For Kim & Trevor

My fortune is in my family;
I have a treasure chest
full of aunts and cousins;
it's called Texas.

Aunt Kim and Trevor,
you are an army of fun,
you are my circus
and my afternoon trip
to the beach.

You are always around
up here, even when
you're down there.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Visit the Shafer Store!

For Shafer Hats, Shafer Reversible Vests, Shafer Polo Shirts, and a Shafer Wine Opener!

Donna 'n Shafer Zoo Project etceterizes!

The Youngest Iguana

The youngest iguana
is sitting on a rock
in the sun today; today
he’ll sit in the sun
slowly turning into a rock,
and this rock will make
one more turn
around the sun today.

We’re all sitting
on this rock today
made all out of iguanas,
and we are the youngest
iguanas of all;
our skin does not yet
look like rock at all.
The sun shines patronly.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

MayPoWriMo in action!

Monitoring My Arctic Heart

Your consequences -- you are
consequential; you are sequential
and diligent, my Arctic heart.

You are way up there;
when you tilt toward the sun
you melt, and as you move
away you freeze again.

I'll make sure to collect
your data; it means
something, my Arctic heart.

Monday, May 08, 2006

May is National Poetry Month!

Geek With Me

Geek with me;
whether you'd like
to just geek out
or actually be a geek
is up to you, both
are acceptable here.

Sometimes I geek out
and am a geek
at the same time;
it's a good way to find out
who your real friends are.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Rachel Shukert Plays Are Not To Be Missed

So don't miss this one:

BLOODY MARY: A Comedy of Tragic Proportions

written by Rachel Shukert
directed by Stephen Brackett
produced by Cormac Bluestone, Ian Unterman
and Third Man Productions

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street
J, M, F, Z Trains to Delancey St.

Opening Night
April 28th @ 8pm

Runs Wednesday through Sunday @ 8pm
April 28th to May 13th

Ticket price: $18
Tickets available online at or (212) 868-4444

Check out Bloody Mary at for teaser!

Monday, May 01, 2006


30 two-line NaPoWriMo poems by John & I.

NaPoWriMo: Shafer April 30th PM (sniff!)

Good Night April

Good night, April;
National Poetry Month
will begin again
tomorrow morning
in spite of
whatever institution exists
to police these matters.

NaPoWriMo: Shafer April 30th AM

Good Your Morning, Good Morning Mine

Take a look around: good
abounds this morning. No
street hassle can't be
unknotted by sleep.

Everyone's forgotten
except for the principal players
and me.

NaPoWriMo: Shafer April 29th PM

Good Night Side Dishes

Blue cheese
coleslaw, creamed
corn casserole,
black bean
salad, crock pot
macaroni, and
the aptly-nicknamed
wiener stew.

NaPoWriMo: Shafer April 29th AM

Good Morning What?

Good morning where am I,
good morning what's going on,
good morning fine questions
both of you, good morning
Lucas, good morning Stella.

What're we gonna do
this morning? What're
we gonna do what're we
gonna do what're we
gonna do? I hope it's fun!