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Crunchy, salty, sweet and peachy.

January 20th is National Buttercrunch Day.  Buttercrunch is American toffee, toffee coated with chocolate and almonds, so sayeth his Google-ness.  Not to be confused, lest you irritate an Englishman, with English toffee.  Go here for a detailed explanation: http://www.thenibble.com/reviews/main/candy/toffee/toffee-information2.asp Because he is a very … Continue reading

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Winter Visitor

  All he’s done is leave tiny black turds in return for some butter to fatten his babies. Leaves succumb frost whitens windshields noses redden and run rain blows sideways trees tremble and he returns regular as Santa. Cold and … Continue reading

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Canary in a coal mine

Fish floating upside-down rainbow colors, pale and stiff damn, damn, Sam I am Time flies Gets away Mail rotting in the box Fish floating upside-down +++++++++++++++++ This poem is a comment on how distracted I get around finals time, or … Continue reading

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A quick tour of the premises

Something is sprouting from the mat on my back porch.  My back yard is a verdant jungle. …meanwhile, the front porch is getting it’s due. atop the compost pile Mr. and Mrs Pumpkinhead, may they rot in peace. As long … Continue reading

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Holes in my head

I’ve got holes in my head and I’m not impressed.  And you thought Mr. Pumpkin Head had problems. It’s my stupid Statistics class, the one that is threatening to mess with my 4.0 grade point average.  I go to every … Continue reading

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Mr. Pumpkin Head is fading fast

Sometimes I get so busy that an entire week can slip by without my hardly noticing.  In which case Mother Nature gives me little reminders: Next year I’ll carve my pumpkins a week before Halloween (instead of on Halloween eve) so … Continue reading

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Horses and warriors and cinnamon-sugar donuts

Astride sturdy, tall, dark-brown horses, my companion and I ride.  Smaller beings in wispy whitish clothing cling to the horses backs behind us.  Tricked by the gatekeeper, he leads us into the hands of the enemy.  Small men wearing thick black suits with half-circle indentations greet us … Continue reading

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