Foolish Monkey

Foolish Monkey
MAGIC TOWN where the old never die, Connecticut,
January 31
*************************** "I find that I am so excited I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it's the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain" -Red in The Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King *************************** WARNING: I like to noodle. can't resist. and once is never enough either. ***************************

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DECEMBER 12, 2011 1:45PM

working my way out of the broken

Aside from the normal useless American economic garbage we're all going through, to be honest, it's been kind of over the top here, at least for me.
Nothing dramatic.  Post traumatic stress I guess.  THAT makes me want to laugh.  With what's going on in the world, I'm bummed… Read full post »



.....ah, sad day, for as in all things, an end had come - the end of a long happy period of merriment and grace, greatness and littleness and sharing. 

Something unthinkable had occurred: the toppling of the most ancient and mighty oak, a tree so vast and… Read full post »

OCTOBER 14, 2011 11:33AM

in resignation



a tall waiter hurries by our creased bodies sliding across red leatherette while flying towards the sunny side the tall waiter returns spilling moist odors hot grease coffee grilled cheese bacon floating between us a refrain in my brain the theme song of our movie swells and I considerRead full post »

OCTOBER 11, 2011 2:08PM

45/44? or 99?

 99 how different are we

 are these movements really so different?

The question of the day: how do we bring the entire country together into a real 99 movement?   We the People are more than one philosophy and one vision.  We are teapartyers and conservative voters, Republicans, Democrats, Liber… Read full post »

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No doubt about it, the classic fruitcake has sashayed down the road to hell. This didn't happen overnight.  Gradually, those eagerly awaited holiday specialities went into decline, probably because our culture went though a "tv dinner, fast food" phase.  And fruitcakes can req… Read full post »


excuse me as I pass through

this depressing phase

quite unavoidable

all because my poetry 

is not so good

or more plainly

quite stinky

please don't tell me otherwise

you mustn't spoil this perfect self immoliation

in sublime reverie  

permitting me to feel self… Read full post »

OCTOBER 6, 2011 11:32AM

waiting for the suitable

she waits for the suitable

which had already arrived

too quickly missed neglecting

to remember light

and air change suits

from fortune to something else

thus no longer will

dawn break softly

on her face but heavy 

cold in its wake 

she briefly remembers

aRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 11:39AM


i dreamed a fair exchange 

my life offered for hunger 

expanding like one or twenty universe

a monstrous yearning

0 soul for maddest blackened maws 

                   & luminous burstings


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 Portrait of William Shakespeare

believed to be the only portrait of Shakespeare painted from life.

I would like to continue the open call discussion about poetry initiated in the blog: Mark Van Aken William's Recommended Poets (open call)

I had commented in it and&nbRead full post »

 Today's Foodie Foolishness

choco cookie 


(glycemic friendly)

(or not - your call) 

(recipe below) 


Well, it’s time.

I’m moving into baking mode.  I don’t know what it is but when the weather turns cool I think holidaysRead full post »

I find the title of the Salon article THE JOY OF FAT SEX utterly offensive.  What is going on in the editorial offices?  Really?  WTF?  

Fat sex is sex. It's the same as any other sex.  It's sex. Fat people are capable of using their genitals when they want… Read full post »

I’ve been listening to Katy Perry.  Is that nuts?  Probably. 

The music is catchy with terrific hooks that worm right into the brain.  I don’t know if she is the composer but the lyrics are affecting and emotional.  She sings with the ecstasy of youth and lust andRead full post »


Oh man with the puffy chest, looking So American Cute!  Be still my heart!

From the great state of Florida once known for retirement dreams, Disneyland and puppies in a tea cups came the fierce Republican Pre Election, Pre Primary Song and Dance.  I am determinedRead full post »


natural-waist copy


I can tell you he ain’t in Macys.  or Target.  or Sears.  He ain't in Pennys or Kohls.  Daddy isn’t in any of those moderately priced anchor stores because daddy is 6’3” and mid 200 #s but the clothes the "anchors" sell are for guys… Read full post »



hear the promise

of God's country

the America of want and

wanton descending fire

come unto these people O Heavenly

glory/carrot on a stick)

a promise broken

must spend have take

 beholding empty shelves uneasy

reminders are black and white and un alive

no… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 9:28AM

Dear All of You, from Cameron

I am doing well. I feel like I have more energy with each passing day. I have been able to go back to work and in a years time plan on going back to school. 

I would like to thank everyone for your support and love… Read full post »


Your all American all monkey political correspondent stands before you, maniacally clashing cymbals while jiggling ample nethers to the seductive primal rhythm of last night’s political heehaw, her hard little heart enthralled after learning the totally hot Texas Rangers (starring RobertRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 11, 2011 11:13AM

for me, I mourn (nine eleven)

for me, I mourn one exquisite day of sudden shocking death taking place on my doorstep, on America's golden doorstep.

I mourn the broken hearts of my brothers and sisters.  I remember how they taped images of friends and family, placed notes and poems, held lit candles.  all while covered… Read full post »

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Your never humble monkey sees all, sees through walls, through and through.  Be assured, she knows in her evil little heart the RNC is busy setting up the perfect storm, a scenario to position a very oddly dull bot as THE foil to the Dynamic and Evil Populist Foreign Born OsamaObama.… Read full post »


beneath sky, nothing

and i so far away

see only level ground

nothing there

can you hear it in singsong?

          aaah look

                               all gone

 … Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 6, 2011 2:59PM

undertakers wind





foretold unspoken

promises like unbiden lies

for destiny

for the taking 


one hungry glance held lifetimes

yearning pulsing

she would feel the crush

of her breasts between their bodies 

so tightly he would hold her

he knew how his skin b… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 5, 2011 12:10PM

fusion is love is



fusion is too


can’t i

step back

                 just a little

        step out

          &nbRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 4, 2011 12:17PM



impenetrable sky cracking like an egg

her shadow palisade in sly electrical undertones

snaking goddess breast of wine

whose wild wind of charcoal velvet

and warm fragrant breath

glance the flesh

with hot gentle tears

first slight


shivering billows… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 1, 2011 2:20PM

long before long before

The Red Lotus

the color of joy surrounds

an ancient draped in lotus molten silk

she hears bells ring

times rushes forward then stops


in a small war of words

of actions

of living

there is rapture in a painful world

reborn embracing dawn… Read full post »