The first thing I heard when I woke up this morning was
"How many times have I told you
not to run around in a Martian wind storm?"
My first thought when I heard that was
"I wonder if anyone sent Vincent Van Gogh a get-well card?"
and the first thing I did was write this down somewhere
"This is gold, Jerry, gold I tell ya" (Seinfeld reference)
all of this before I heard the microwave bell go off
well, it's not really a bell, it's an electronic something
nothing electric can be a bell, right?
that meant my coffee water was ready
and I did all of the above
before I had one sip of coffee
now I guess you know why
I need plenty of coffee to write
Just as I sat down to taste that first
golden sip of the Nectar of the Gods
I see former President Jimmy Carter on TV
talking about the 26th book he has written
and I can't remember the title of one of them
but I remember reading his first or his tenth
I couldn't tell you which if you tortured me
with Chinese Water Torture in capital letters
I got up late and I hate that because it's now 8:45 a.m.
and I never miss "Sunday Morning on CBS "with Charles Osgood
I like Charles Osgood but he'll never be Charles Kuralt
I'm sure I'll get hate mail of this one
If you get the chance, they have published my short story on Haggard and Halloo Publications. They re-named it "Alzheimer's Betsy" for some unknown reason, but what can you do!