A Quote About Writing

As all good quotes should be, I believe that this one is self explanatory:

“The Free-lance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps.” ~ Robert Benchley


Before the Curtain Rises

A hush, louder than a roaring wind,

winds its way deep into many.

Breaths come shallow.

Eyes stare expectantly into the dark.

A chilling wait, like a thousand years,

freezes those eager for action.

Behind the ancient red barrier,

thespians’ costumes are perfect.

Hairspray galore!

Everyone’s waiting, though not all reasons

are the same. I’m excited for one.

It’s familiar territory.

We hope as one the acts all go well.

Minutes before, some legs were broke.

No luck for us.

I breathe deep. My mind clears and fills with thoughts

so familiar, rehearsed, almost stale.

I’m no longer myself outside.

The Sir

The Sir


This specimen

I interest in

Its qualities abound.

Upon solid ground

Its sole transportation

With some speculation

Was discovered in

Its long abdomen.

Sparkling scales

Skyrocketing sales

Surround a slender

Skeleton. An expert blender

In its habitat

Slithering slyly this way & that.

Silently slipping

Into the Mississipping

Out of sight

So as not to cause fright

To an innocent bystander.

While some slander

“Goodness sake”

You can count on the snake.