Tuesday, January 1, 2013

On the single life

Back on the market.
I'm raising the bar this time.
Let's see how that goes.

Check back in a month.
I'll either be enamored,
Or horny as hell.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

On Holidays at the Office

Empty cubicles,
dark hallways, locked offices.
My keyboard echoes.

I answer the phones,
and swear next year, I will save
some vacation days.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Back to the airport grind

Alarm clock failure!
Hurry, fight traffic, rush through
security lines.

Next week up early;
No crowds, no cars - it's a breeze.
Hurry up and wait.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

On heartbreak

Crying once again.
I know I'm better off now,
but tell my heart that.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

In which waiting for a reaction is discussed.

Skype says she's online
And yet, she does not respond.
Alas, I miss her.

For some reason Skype does a poor job of notifying people when they've been messaged sometimes, and I feel rude just video-calling someone without first establishing a hello via simple text. . .so there are these weird, extended pauses before Skype conversations while I wait for people to notice that I've sent them a Skype IM.

Friday, February 11, 2011


Hurry up and wait:
the motto of the Air Force.
we just spin our wheels.

7 A.M. start time.
Might be on the jet at noon.
this is some bullshit.

dear big metal bird
stop breaking, you selfish bitch
we have work to do.

Friday, December 17, 2010

On forcing things forward

Making decisions
that involve other people
is frought with peril.

Even when I think
I have them all figured out,
they throw a curve ball.

Sudden awkwardness,
an unexpected response,
leaves us both confused.

And so, lesson learned:
Don't try to force things forward.
Just let it happen.