This week has been a mixture of nose-bleed highs and bog-wading lows with my writing.  Since I only committed to writing FIVE-DAYS-A-WEEK through the end of 2011, this Saturday is sort of an extra little “doo-dad” for me.  Here goes:


Scrunched shoulders at a computer screen

lead to scrunched blood supply from soul to brain.

(See me driving myself into a rut trying to social network in the interests of improving my “worldview” in the interests of my writing career!)


Designer scraves for peaceful necks

and weaving fingers where the heat drips a scarf of dust.

(See NYC Trends News on under any zip code contained in NYC)


LO to tweets

NO to sweets

IO to bank

MO to shank

ZeRo to interest

NeRo to pederast

BO to date

SO to hate

URLs, MACaddresses, IPaddresses, tweets, pings, LOLs, and WTFs


No typing, only clicking

No composing, just copying/pasting/linking/tweeting and FBing

No IRSing for OWSing

IR sing-ing even when OW!-ing on bridges and docks after NO PARK-ings

No stamps on wide stationary, only blogging on broad screened broad bands.


I never met a Quaker from Alabama (from the 2011 novel by James Lee Burke about fools)

I never me a sailor from Mount Zion

I never met a juggler from the Moon

I never met my loverboy in church

I never met Granny at Bubba’s Internet Cafe

I never met a clown at the graveyard

I never met a senator in the library

I never met a pianotuner at the Met

I never met a doctor at Rite-Aid

I never met a banker at the Food Bank

I never met an ancient god in a beauty parlor

I never met a gambler in a lion’s cage

I never met a magician at a firing range

I never meet myself until I leave.

(Aplogies for the boring format and STILL no graphics included, but my wordpress admin is acting up.)




8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lscotthoughts
    Nov 20, 2011 @ 08:08:06

    Hi Rose,

    I have now nominated you for the Leibsters Award, so please check out my blog when you get a chance:
    Lauren 🙂

    • granbee
      Nov 22, 2011 @ 06:37:13

      Lauren, I am SO honored to receive your nomination. I was also collecting your site name to add to my own nominees after being nominated by bardess! If you will look back about one week at, you will see my first nomination EVER since starting my blog just about 2 months ago! There you will see in my comment thanking her the seven things about myself! Love reading each and every one of your posts. So thankful beyond words for this writers’ community!

  2. cottonbombs
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 00:27:55

    I love the image of a magician at a firing range. This line has opened up a few shots of inspiration. Thank you for this, your poem doesn’t fire blanks, but hits a few bullseyes..

    • granbee
      Nov 22, 2011 @ 06:39:13

      Peter, you are SUCH a great guy to appreciate these images coming from an old lady! And it is a priceless privilege to be able to inspire YOU, of all people! Thanks for taking the time to let me know!

  3. William Leed
    Nov 22, 2011 @ 14:11:11

    Hello Granbee,
    just wanted to let you know I have nominated you for the Liebster Award.
    To see accept your reward you may go to http://talkingleaves.wordpress,com/2011/11/03/0264/ Congratulations!!

    • granbee
      Nov 23, 2011 @ 04:17:52

      William, I am STILL so confused about this whole nominating/acceptance process. I am doing my best to “catch on”. Let me just say right here how deeply humbled I am that you nominated me for this beautifully-named award. I believe your blog was either the second or third one I started following a few weeks ago after started my own blog, spurred on by my wonderful daughter-in-law/journalist!

  4. Sue Dreamwalker
    Nov 23, 2011 @ 23:42:36

    ” I never met a Banker in the Food Bank”…. arrgh… not yet you haven’t… But give it time.. 🙂 xxx (( Hugs))

    • granbee
      Nov 30, 2011 @ 02:32:05

      Wow, Sue. Thanks for seeing the multiple possibilities of “no banker in the Food Bank”: I was actually thinking of no banker volunteering to serve at the Food Bank; but you are so correct to point out that some bankers may need to get groceries at the Food Bank for themselves before this roller-coaster deep global recession every plateaus out. Appreciate your hugs more than anything. Hugs back during this “advent” season!

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