Uneven Steps

The steps to the Second Temple
in Jerusalem are, intentionally,
This is so, as we approach,
we must pay attention.
Is not each of us
of uneven steps

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“Knock Knock.” “Who’s there?”

“Would you like to have lunch with me tomorrow?”

“That would be fine.”

“Are you sure?”

Aye, there’s the rub. “Are you sure?” The words are polite, the intent pure, but the implications to a relationship are as perilous as a poisoned dart.

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A Daughter

At first so small
you must protect her,
she crawls and learns
to charm her daddy
drives to Senior Prom,
all curves and giggles,
flies to college, marriage,
and care when you are old.

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The Trunk, and the Closet, Each Ate My Keys

  I like to be efficient.  Mistakes are wasteful, so I have developed a number…

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The Pope

is infallible,

to the feet
of the poor,


in a simple

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I’d Rather Be Right Than President

So said Henry Clay, Sr. (1777-1852), a lawyer, politician and skilled orator who represented Kentucky in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives. He was also Secretary of State from 1825 to 1829.

The question in my mind is not whether I would rather be right than President, because who in their right mind would want to be President? (With due respect to Barack, George W., Bill, George H., etc.)

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The Best

in life
are free
or cheap
you consider
your time
or heart.

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Laura and Itzhak

It’s been quite a weekend. Yesterday at 2:00 PM I attended a performance of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams at the Booth Theater in New York City. Today at 2:00 PM I arrived, front row center, to experience a concert by Itzhak Perlman at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles.

Yesterday the painfully shy Laura made her unobtrusive yet shocking entrance through the sofa at the back of The Glass Menagerie set. Today the gregarious Itzhak moved on stage from the right wing, performing a double take to be sure the concert master was handing him the proper violin – Stradivari or Guarneri. He plays both.

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For the first time
in recorded
and unrecorded
history, everyone

in the world,
now and forever,
can discover what you ate
for breakfast. Whoopee!

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