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No!

Why going ballistic at three o nine am, There’s a damn cat in on my towels I have never used! I need tubs for my blankets, Or totes, Tubs for my never used new towels, Needy animals in my way, Cats all wanting loving, Tied up cupboards to keep cats out. I sit down toContinue reading “No!”

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Worst hide and go seek player in the world

A calico cat, Last name Martin, First name I never ask fast enough to hear, Just entering the bathroom, Not near the cupboard under the sink, Like a whirling durbish, Minus the whirl, Or the durbish kitty is past me and further into my mobile home, Whirling Durbish is a man of god, They areContinue reading “Worst hide and go seek player in the world”

Penny the energizer bunny,

Works from 7pm-3 am, Use to before last summer work a sixty hour week, Disabilied, Worked five years at Mercy One on cane in Waterloo,Iowa,forty miles from home, Secretary ER, Never had a break, Hurts to stand, Hurts to walk, No heat at home for two years, No Furnace, Northern Iowa, Two years, Worked thereContinue reading “Penny the energizer bunny,”

No ceiling

Why is there no government agency that monitor what owners of mobile homes sell? Why is selling mobile homes that should be pulled away and distroyed allowed? We have homes for non citizens but American poor are allowed to be sold mobile homes with black mold to old to be lived in simply because theyContinue reading “No ceiling”

Never had a

Never had a sister who thought I was cooler them a friend, Never had a sister who thought spending time with me mattered, Never had a sister who told others ‘she’s my sister or called across a store ‘Sis!’ Made me proud she included time with me was special!’ Wanted to share with what IContinue reading “Never had a”

Two months from sixty-five,

Still love Greek Vanilla yogurt, Animal crackers, Graham crackers, Tomato soap and either scramble egg sandwiches or grilled cheese, Mom’s John Mazzetti casserole, I haven’t a casserole dish or a cake pan, Red velvet cake, Women in sexy shoes, Calves of women, Charlene Harris, Victoria Laurie, Janet Evonovitch, Mary and Carol Higgins Clark, Karen Blackwell,Continue reading “Two months from sixty-five,”

Unknown

Thoughts you hear and at an age to come you keep your thoughts or you foolishly share them, Sometimes thoughts shared feel good even when not welcome, Its the sharing the poet me feels, Thoughts, Words, Strung together are for our spirits, Our thoughts are not meant to make others hurt, Our being , OurContinue reading “Unknown”

Stand up

Walk tall, Don’t slouch, Be your best you, Star Spangle Banner, We’re all in our places with bright Sunny faces, I recall of of that, But if someone said to me Val whose face do you think of if I said to you June/ 2022/Walmart- I’d say that”s easy Penny Polk Martin, Blonde oozing withContinue reading “Stand up”

Five seventeen

Nearly dark, Still in Oelwein, At a laundry Mat, Washing clothes, No chairs with arms, I’m in my car, Penny’s off for her first of seven in a row, I’m near the aptaduct she says the meth heads come out of to use the bathroom at the laundry mat, I wanted to be home withContinue reading “Five seventeen”

When I was fifty-six

Standing on the threshold of forty-seven, My entire world was like Jenga, You know the game like giant pixie sticks pull out the wrong one and you are doomed, Mom and I were watching TV, I on the floor at moms feet with Patches, Patches was an orange cat, Patches arrived at my cat hostelContinue reading “When I was fifty-six”