Poem: Spring cleaning

need for a purge cleansed toxins sludge from my bad habits physical spiritual and otherwise body, mind, and garden clutter of all types only keep the best of my bad habits the ones that make me smile...

The Zamo the Destroyer Show #210

New episode of The Zamo the Destroyer Show: It turns out that Jeff from Ojai has a thing for cheerleaders, so in the interests of squeezing him for a higher ‘matchmaker fee’ Zamo sets about finding a nice green cheerleader costume for Technical Support Monkey. Along the way, Zamo...

Yay! Spring! Finally!

So, as the title says, no matter what the calendar says, it isn’t really spring until we pass the last average frost date. Which is April 10th here, and the 14 day forecast shows no sign of any later surprise frosts. In fact, I’ve been able to forego my...

Poem: Tulips

the first tulips pop cream with coral-orange flames dagger petals raised to the sky “We are here, notice us! and take photos to remember us by when you have flown south where you must content yourself with cacti and dahlias and we will be the only thing you miss...

The Zamo the Destroyer Show #209

New episode of The Zamo the Destroyer Show: In light of the week’s rain, Zamo hassles the humans about what steps they’re taking to fix the weather. Unfortunately, the answer is not a damn thing. Worse, Technical Support Monkey is caught red-handed working on some other podcast in direct...

Shopping and loading up the china cabinet

It’s that time of the week… Well, I heard back from the local university, weeks after I decided I didn’t want to waste money going, lol… accepted, of course, with a shitload of transfer credits (as far as the university is concerned, I’m straight into third year, though the...

Poem: Unshorn

cherry-mahogany reaching down my back siren-signal calling out “touch me” —to men— or “hate me” —to the hags— Don’t tell me short hair is fashionable: I don’t follow trends —trends are for morons— shorn sheep bleating rationalizations Never cut your hair. Do not fall prey to the matriarchs who...

The Zamo the Destroyer Show #208

New episode of The Zamo the Destroyer Show: No show last week because the chimps needed shunning and nose-thwacking on account of the rain. Also because Technical Support Monkey refuses to borrow her brother’s AR-15 and shoot Ig a bear fur blanket because she’s lazy, just like her whole...

Small rant about fashion cycles, plus some spring flowers

Well, I missed last Saturday’s life update post for reasons I mentioned on this week’s Under My Skin. Which is to say, stupid reasons, because I inadvertently gave myself insomnia Friday night after binging on chocolate when my tolerance for caffeine is gone and even my sugar tolerance is...

Poem: Drowning World

swimming, gliding simple luxury made difficult and distant while the sheep bleat for more kicks to the ribs I’ve long since written them off simple-minded souls following orders and I am an unwitting invader in a hostile land that I long to flee And when will we cut the...