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It Knows

There it is. Looking saintly and innocent, Minding its own business. I know it is all pretense, A storm brews within, Threatening to break through any moment, I wait and watch. It knows I’m watching Somehow, it knows. Maintaining its calm With nary a murmur, Also waiting and watching, For […]

Poor, Poor Paul

Remember Paul? The octopus who predicted the outcome of all matches in which Germany played in the 2010 FIFA World Cup? Well, here’s a poem I wrote back then. Two little Germans, sitting on the wall, One named Adolf, one named Paul. Deep-cleansing Germany was Adolf’s call, Paul just predicted […]

Something Awry

A trip to the hills Planned weeks in advance Mom-in-law’s last minute announcement To join in Is quickly followed by: Fevered brow Sore throat Dripping nose. Even my periods kick in Five days earlier. Allergy?