Tag Archives: limerick

“up for grabs”

Written for: The Twiglets #210 – “up for grabs” What am I bid for this classic set of Fiesta ware? Making a declaration– I have had enough. If you want to date her, you have my blessing and my pity. … Continue reading

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“hung from pegs”

Written for: The Twiglets #209 – “hung from pegs” The coat hung askew on a peg. Aging yellowed photographs pegged to a wall backpack hung by strap heaviness putting a strain on the wooden peg He was a braggart through … Continue reading

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“a long silence”

Written for: The Twiglets #208 – “a long silence” If you confess love to someone and are met with a long silence, walk away. Just as monks may take a vow of silence, others take a vow of unending babble. … Continue reading

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“an emotional ape”

Written for: The Twiglets #207 – “an emotional ape” That big gorilla husband of mine cried like an emotional ape. Carefully, the ape peeled his banana from the bottom up. cries in his cage emotionally distraught over loss of mate … Continue reading

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“looking for light”

Written for: The Twiglets #206 – “looking for light” looking for light in all the wrong places Hey man, I’m lookin’ for a light . . . oh, and a cigarette. Can you help me out? they look out window … Continue reading

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“my right shoe”

Written for: The Twiglets #205 – “my right shoe” My right shoe would be a red leather high heel in another age. Each pair of shoes I own, has a stretched- out right shoe. one new right shoe near a … Continue reading

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“o solo mio”

Written for: The Twiglets #204 – o solo mio “o solo mio,” I said in best Italian accent. No answer. Ask Stevie Wonder for deeper understanding. o solo mio echoes from a gondola a kiss in Venice A gondolier sang … Continue reading

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“rephrase it”

Written for: The Twiglets #203 – “rephrase it” You said, we’re done– can you rephrase that? a phrase is only as good as its words. young girl recites edge of lake at a picnic audience puzzled A comedian who was … Continue reading

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“be fearless”

Written for: The Twiglets #202 – “be fearless” The lion said to the mouse, ‘be fearless.’ The mouse did not listen. If I were fearless, I would: go skydiving parachute jump ride a motorcycle not need any light in a … Continue reading

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“weedy rail tracks”

Written for: The Twiglets #201 – “weedy rail tracks” Kids loved stepping on weeks grown tall through rails of old train tracks. She sprung up like a weed, thin as a rail. girl gathers weeds in bunches to bring home … Continue reading

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