Tuesday’s Picture: Women’s Shoe Department

Waiting in Norstrom

for my wife

in the women’s shoe department

is like taking a treacherous journey

through the Amazon rainforest

without a tour guide,

not sure what I might find,

not sure if I’ll come back


Tuesday’s Picture: Nasal Strips

The buzz of the fan,

the hum of the air-cleaner

plays in the night

as the two of us sleep,

each with a nose strip

stuck to the bridge

opening up nostrils,

enabling the air flow

to pass through our bristly sinuses.

But the snoring

never stops, it aggravates:

snorting, gasping, gurgling

like two warthogs

being raucous

in the moonlight.

Bold Typeface Lips

Bold Typeface Lips

When I pick up a copy of your hardcover
Making sure the dust cover is intact
I gently open your pages
Discovering the inside of you
Smelling the new and freshly bound
Turning each page carefully, not to bend
As I caress your spine in my arms
Plant a kiss on your sexy end paper
Another one on your bold typeface lips
Saying I love you in Garamond font
And promising I’ll never read
Another softcover edition again.