Saturday, April 04, 2020

A chant and a rant


Finding things at home to do,
they want us to shelter in place.

Cleaning living room, picking up my shoes,
they ask us to shelter in place.

Checking Facebook for the hundredth time,
they tell us to shelter in place.

Clicking on memes, reading between the lines,
they request us to shelter in place.

I had thought 2020 would see more humans in space,
they keep telling us all to shelter in place;

But now the robotic craft will take their place,
they want humans to stay earthbound, shelter in place.

Hope this all will end sometime soon,
Because me and others are so tired of sheltering in place.



Wal-martians galore

Masked counters have replaced the greeters,
one way in and one way out is the rule.
Everyone keeps their distance,
most wear masks, except a few youngsters.
The fruit counters seem plentiful,
but some freezers are empty.
For the most part, groceries are bountiful.

Why would there be any shortages
in this day and age of plenty?
People have never been through a pandemic,
so the reigning emotion of the day is panic.
“This too, shall pass.”
Like a big gallstone,
everyone is asking,
“goddamn it, but when?”

Hang in there.





Monday, March 30, 2020

Haiku time



Lush buds push out growth
robins hop in underbrush
surprised by snowflakes

new snow frosts old lawns
lily shoots refuse to yield
hide from the virus


shallow stream beckons
a perfect wade in July
mosquitoes agree







Sunday, March 22, 2020

Book links for those curious

I got a few books self-published on Amazon.   Feel free to take a look at them.


Future Property – Michael Wilson

Experimental Tales – Dycen Alexander

The Osmotics – Dycen Alexander
https://www.amazon.com/Osmotics-Dycen-Alexander/dp/1495486575

New Venture – Dycen Alexander

Epic Prime Collection – Dycen Alexander

Crime Spree – poetry - Mike Wilson

A Strange Enterprise collection of speculations

Shadow Intersection - poetry

29 Stories – Kindle Edition – collection of short fiction:


Thanks for taking a look-see  :-)     





Thursday, March 19, 2020

Dark psychedelia


Dark Energy is a substance proposed by some physicists to explain a discrepancy in calculations involving the known mass of the universe, versus the expected mass.

Dark Energy is known to most humans.
It presses in after an argument,
or propels us to dark affairs in dark places,
Sordid, wild flings of flesh-feast.
It drives us to orgasm, then repeats
because we just can’t resist that Dark Energy.

The correct level of weed or THC high reveals
all kinds of energy to those watching for it.
Flashing colors of pleasure and glee,
foreboding browns and blacks heavy with fear -
It soon is clear whether the energy present is
dark or light.

Mescaline or Peyote or psilocybin can reveal
energy in myriad permutations,
show the past and future in endless combinations.
Multiple universes? You will see them all.

Lambda and 2-pi and X/2 + Y = 0 will be meaningless,
you will just feel-taste the vibrations of everything,
know what God must feel like every day,
assuming there is a God besides you in this trance.

This quintessence that must surround us all
may be harnessed someday by us clever humans.
Then it will be called something else,
Quint Quant fuel pellets, Fifth Force Juice.

But to all other living things on Earth,
the human race has been the Darkest Energy
they have ever known,
or been forced to suffer from.
Imagine that.





Wednesday, March 18, 2020

We will overcome it


Treatment may become routine,
be great if you live through it;
Stay at home in quarantine,
better to avoid getting sick!

Be great if you live through it,
taking all the needed precautions.
It is easy to avoid getting sick,
just disinfect and practice sanitation.

Take those necessary precautions,
Avoid any large teeming crowds;
disinfect and practice good sanitation,
Stay indoors, stay healthy, stay proud.

Avoid any large teeming crowds,
especially at the busy supermarkets;
Stay indoors, stay healthy and stay proud,
there is lots of food, don’t have to hoard it.

No need to go to busy supermarkets,
you can still order restaurant carry-out;
there is lots of food, don’t have to hoard it,
We will overcome this, there is no doubt.

Government checks could soon be on the way,
stay at home in safety and quarantine;
no need for excessive despair or dismay,
treatment for this virus will become routine.






Friday, March 13, 2020

the Divine Miss D


Forget any fentanyl-laced heroin;
Forego the cannabis brownies or drinks;
no need to smoke joints or bowls, no siree.
Hard liquour or craft beers? Who needs ‘em?

Divine donuts are enough of a treat,
lush with creams and tasty frosting,
oozing with flavorful jellies,
spiffed up with color sparkles.

Long square frosted eclairs,
round, plump bismarcks,
cake rings thick with frosting,
I could spend all day gazing at
these glazed lovelies in a bakery window.

The only law enforcement problem
I might stumble across might be a
hungry, impatient patrol officer,
eager to grab his breakfast and be gone.

Then I would have to stifle my addiction
momentarily, and offer a place:
“After you, officer!”
Never know, might prevent a ticket someday;
Even addicts have to observe protocol sometimes.





Friday, March 06, 2020

Corona Afire


Concerns stack up like bodies at a morgue,
as a virus roams across continents.
Some researchers struggle to make a vaccine,
while others mass-manufacture testing kits.

Stock prices whipsaw up and down,
Central banks take emergency measures
to loosen up the money supply. Can a
lower interest rate help eliminate a virus?
Guess we will soon find out.

Some of this reminds me of the AIDS
epidemic, and how threatening that seemed.
It was a guaranteed death sentence, disability
granted with no questions asked. 30-some
years later, HIV+ people lead normal lives.

Science and human determination will find
a solution, and then a cure. We always do,
sooner or later.

It is the damage in the meantime that is tough.

(Wash those hands, everyone)