"My Naym is Sam"

My naym is Sam
I haf a treet
A plat of food
Thats goode to eat

So on a boate
Or with a ramm
O wud you lik
Green eggs and ham?

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Golden Sonnet #599

When first I grasped a pen, began to write
My plan, my life’s roulette, was not yet formed
And yet the me who did appear at night
Had taken steps, accomplices suborned

Ah, innocent in youth we two did play
Our volumes shared, our wits we gleef’lly matched
But something darker when you went away
From there desire to outdo was hatched

Much ink thus spilled, the pages all cast forth
The bottles swallowed up by stormy sea
The answer’s south, but still I’m looking north
And hoping—waiting—you’ll come back to me

Yet I have learned, while lookers-on engorge
The…

Spoons

That language, ever-evolving thing
A wondrous thing, that we know
So let’s watch a metaphor come into being
The spoons of Miserandino

A spoon for getting up, for eating
“Can I have more?” “Let’s see—no”
A spoon for shopping, working, leaving
How many did you see go?

Some days you have more spoons to use
Some days you’re stuck with fewer
Some days you think you just might lose
Though ’nvisible to viewer

And thus a useful concept made
Into a phrase to share
That any hear, and understand
Hawaii to Delaware

Perhaps not universal yet
Months past, a group…

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