Vacation’s Over

steeping my tea bag
on top of the microwave
bananas ripen

The Holidays

room floor tiles 
unremarkable pattern? 
subtly complex

Connection Issues

Large photoshop file
Hours of unsaved progress
connection failure

milk chocolate bar
while i wait for Internet
disappears slowly

Christmas is Coming

four-thirty sunset
seven-thirty sunrise
eternal darkness

Three cups of coffee
my sleepiness still prevails
I prepare a fourth

Four cups of coffee
my sleepiness still prevails
now a stomach ache

business casual
looking fly in my silk tie
but where is my belt?

Ediety knot
holy grail of necktie knots
practice makes perfect

Gloom

grey horizon
kept interesting by rain
starting and stopping

Grey

angry and sleepy?
everything is overcast
tea isn’t helping

miniature cookies
why did I take so many
to eat only one?

empty restaurant
ipod plays my radio
heard it all before

Gambling

smokey poker room
I sit reluctantly
—lose predictably

seek comfort in food
the Bellagio buffet
got my money’s worth

Touchdown Vegas

two hours backward
fifty degrees warmer
touchdown in Vegas

hundreds of people
crank slot machine handles
unhappy faces

The Battle

common cold syndrome
nothing a sauna can’t fix
two hundred degrees

each room in the house
contains a stale cup of tea
I still have a cough

“I’m glad we are friends.”
text hits like a sledgehammer
reads like a curse