Gertrude Abercrombie, White Cat,

We waited for the knock on the door

we waited for the phone to ring

we waited for that crunchy crunchy swoosh sound

that cars make

when they pull up the gravel drive in front of our house.

But nobody ever visits us

nobody ever stays for very long

nobody wants to sit in the parlor


me, my cat and the picture of my dead Aunt

staring at us from her coffin

that is hanging on the wall.

On Candy Hearts and Just Candy


On Valentines Day

one is rewarded with chocolates and gifts of fancy underwear and an overpriced


tokens of gratitude for being that treasured soulmate,

that special somebody

to a special someone

on  Valentines hearts are made of mirrors.

But on Halloween

you are rewarded with candy and cries of delight

for showing the world

who you are inside.

I wish everyday was Halloween.



Not a Fan

I don’t like Summer.

I don’t like the way it smells, I don’t like the way it turns people’s skin all all creepy and leathery and I don’t like the way these same people say, ”  I love the way the Sun feels on my skin. “

I don’t like the stillness of Summer, I don’t like the quiet of Summer.

So buh-bye Summer. See you next year. You will not be missed.

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”

– John Steinbeck