- Park Slope, New York,
- Ink, Inc.
- Light verse is my medium
For the war on tedium.
Draw up a comfy chair,
Give a look right here.
What've you got to lose
Other than the blues?
Think of this as an app
To make you a cheerier chapp.
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summer. So we
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Leon Freilich's Links
Let Amazon go with its drones
Rockets to shoot them down. Read full post »
About more and more.
Black Friday's come and gone,
Cyber Monday's here--
Time and opportunity
To make new stuff appear.
My heart leaps up when I behold
A parking space--rarer than gold!
Run red lights
They're street pollution
By the Constitution.
"Jews killed Jesus,"
And what you get for your buffets
Whose photo was taken by Weegee
Which when shown to the mayor
Led to Squeegie's expulsion to Fiji. Read full post »
Do those addicted to selfies
Whichever, a flattering selfie
But one thing he top-listed:
He wanted a wife who understood
The need to be tightfisted. &nbs… Read full post »
No I don't, I reply, and then reach for a mirror.
And while she's not quite in the zone of error,
There's something to be said, so definitely said,
About her out-of-sight insight that… Read full post »
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer: "The
The friends who know me as a squid,
A klutz when it comes to DIY,
Working from a kit, a supply
Of pieces tiny, large, all shapes,
In wood and steel and even crepes--
Not a single pal had faith he'd see a
Me-finished piece that came from Ikea.
… Read full post »
Once a week or two,
Cleaning women share a secret
Not exactly new.
Never griping, never sniping
(So much they could say),
Household workers know too well
Grime does not pay. Read full post »
I do not lust to own,
And so I've bought a ton or two.
(None of which I'll loan.)
They're piled up high on my teetering table,
All oversize and pricey:
American lit and motion pictures,
Both classical and spicy.
Gigantic tomes on modern art
And music of the baroque,
Large volumes… Read full post »
Saying "Brunch served 1 to 4,"
Odds are long that you're unwelcome
If you're 35 or more .
HealthCare.gov is quite a mess,
November's embers are withering away
Curling up and disintegrating
Sweeping them off
What ads are to TV,
An historic bonus
From which I'd love to be free.
The banging and the clanging
Are designed to heighten drama,
But isn't that like hitting
The audience in the head with a hammer?
In "Gravity," for instance,
Where you'd expect suavity,
The final victorious swelling
Suggests… Read full post »
The New York Police Department reports that an iPad is stolen
every 53 seconds, and at some point, again from the first
thief. --news item
In the time it takes you to read this rhyme,
The unfortunate object of incessant crime
Will have passed from the initial snatcher to another
Before being grab… Read full post »
Have something in common worth a note:
They both of them thrived in Brooklyn Heights
And both became hot tourist sites.
The Heights remains a big attraction
And gets a major-league reaction