Three for the New Year

Resolutions NYcharge (2)

less revolution,
more ‘what am I fighting for?
and who will yell ‘Charrrrge’?!

PledgesNYdustychampagnebottles

calendar decrees!
resolutely resolving!
inability

RealityNYcalendarpages

good intentions, all
calendrical mandates change?
calendar pages

Mark Lucker

One line

as goes the ending
so goes the fresh beginning;
life’s merry-go-round

Hummel a few bars and they’ll fake it

carnal garden gnomes
filling my shelves with tchotchkes;
time to trim big leaves

Antipasto!

Dinner with my Valentine;
wine and Sinatra
Fine haiku-be-do-be-do…

2011 – 2012

2011

“Give it a sixty-
two, Dick. It had an odd beat;
could you dance to it?”

2012.1

promises proclaimed
vast improvements vowed
compliance deferred

2012.2

January’s hope
March’s actualities
December’s ‘oh-ohs’…

Third day

no hens French, partridge,
doves. Lover’s budget limit:
dinner, KFC

savor

egg nog (with nutmeg);
ambrosia for us mortals.
holiday manna

shorthand

text wife: ‘Dory?’ It
cannot also be ‘hunky’
as I am elsewhere

Elapsed

this morning; turkey
sat stuffed, coveted. Tonight
you sit stuffed, turkey.

Thanksgiving, redux

drumstick, pumpkin pie;
gastronomic clichés of
the non-routine day