There is an age where boys and girls are friends Before the madness comes, in puberty; When differences do not seem so remote Acceptance is their common currency...
If I could, I’d make it right — But I’m afraid I’d make it wronger first
How easy to mock, Other people’s priorities. But a taste for beauty and order Isn’t really a thing to mock — For much in life is terrible or chaotic, And even more is, in the last analysis, Problematic, and unsolvable. So, those who add something To peace, or joy, or wellbeing, Are among The angels
What exactly’s in a meat loaf? I am sure that I don’t know. Maybe some ingredients? Still, it seems quite apropos To serve it with brussels sprouts – Those two things both mysteries – One: I’m not sure what it is; Two: I don’t know who likes these
Now I’ve been married many years, But I can still recall The torture that is dating, and The wonder of it all So many times, I’d try to do And be the best I’m able, Only to see my date appalled Across the dinner table I’m glad I never saw myself As I seemed to … Continue reading "Common Thoughts #16 – Dating"
One of them is made of grain And frees you (briefly) from all pain; The other one is made from grapes And offers you some (short) escapes But come the morning, I have found The headaches much the same: You might wake up with someone and Not quite be sure Their name
It may come as a surprise to women That men have body image issues, too: We’ve seen the covers of your books, The films you like, the guys you crush on And many of you are more Detail-oriented than we are, Seeking more perfection Which we are well aware we don’t have Do we look … Continue reading "Common Thoughts #14 – Male Body Image"
Reading is like running – Only for those Who would know the elation Of going the entire Distance
The sight, the scent: They are always there To trap us, and to lure us — It is a common thought, indeed: “What seems good to us, May not be good for us.”