Turk and Ruby used to buy my cardsI’d sell themTo buy roller skates,A Pittsburgh Steelers cup,And once, a weird blackhead remover I could always count on Turk and RubyTo buy two boxesThat meant $2 for meTo put in my bankOr take to TG&Y On rainy days, Turk and RubyWould let me snuggle upWith Applejack,Who liked… Continue reading Turk and Ruby’s Garden
King of the Fourth
I’d seen him at the sack racesAmong familiar facesHis especially stuck out Thought maybe egg toss,Which he lost,Was the chance to get his name Shame. Coulda confirmed with the paper guyOn the slyWho this familiar stranger is Mrs. HendricksonSurely’ll introduce himShe just shook his hand Standing in the burger lineChatting to pass the timeThey looked… Continue reading King of the Fourth
My bae NikonWhy do we not hang out as much?Do you miss my touch,Like I miss your clicksAnd beautiful pics? We used to play with kidsAnd go on long hikesRemember that time we bikedFrom BKK to Chiang Mai? Inseparable for nearly five yearsOh, how we traveled!Cambodia! 🇰🇭Laos! 🇱🇦Vietnam! 🇻🇳Malaysia! 🇲🇾 Riding the MekongClimbing Doi InthanonAnd… Continue reading Ninth-Year Anniversary
SILENCE!Insatiable appetiteOnly get bite-size piecesSometimes morningsNever night Can’t wait to developThe “syndrome”For empty homeI prayThere is no cure Remedying by showeringBy singingBy peeingDoors openEvery. Freaking. Chance. I. Get. This illusionOf confusion post scrammingDoesn’t make a lickOf senseTo me Birds kick them outPractically SHOUTGo away!Spread your wingsAnd freaking fly already. Smh. I don’t get momsWho hang… Continue reading Empty-nesting
Poems X 3
Aroi mak mak mak First meal with chopsticksPicks a noodle dish.Fish? No. Just chicken,Pickin’ from menu Spicy, creamy stockChock full o’ noodles,Oodles of lemon,Swimmin’ in milky … What’s that? Coconut.Subtle. And aroi!Khao soi, savoryFlavor queen of north ——- The canal below Damn dam roars nightly,Timely, still shocking,Talking over itLiterally hard View is so stunningSunny, cool… Continue reading Poems X 3
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