One of These

  1. That one last pair of clean socks before the judgment day.
  2. One last chewy center Gobstopper on one of Jupiter’s moons.
  3. A hypodermic needle full of pilgrims heading for America.

If I were just one those three,
I’d be a sunshine world all over the place.
I’d lay my troubles down like an Al Green song stuck
in permanent jukebox play.
I would be an
onion peel, a sink stopper,
a can opener.

Yes, except that only I would be
an onion peel, a sink stopper, a can opener,
a sunshine world all over the place
listening to Al Green
as one of the three items mentioned earlier:

  1. a clean pair of socks before judgment
  2. a Gobstopper on a Jupiter moon
  3. or a hypodermic needle full of pilgrims
    heading to America.

One of those.

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Need a word association generator? These are free and better than your average thesaurus . . .

Trish Hopkinson

My favorite of the three is Visuwords™ online graphical dictionary — “Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. Learn how words associate.”

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These two also do the trick and are simpler with less visual flare:

Word Association Lookup — “The project «Word Associations Network» gives you an opportunity to lookup associations with a given word. Word associations arise in the human’s mind when reading or saying a word, or just thinking about the word. In order to retrieve the list of associations to a word, just type in the word in the search panel and press <Enter> key or “Search” button.”

wordassoc — “began as an experiment by simon holliday at nameless, and has now become the…

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The Outlaw Ben Franklin

That bandito, Ben,
abducted heaven’s thunders
and tyrant’s scepters.

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Snake Cold Beer

Teri and I wanted to know since snakes were cold blooded if all we had to do to chill our beer was to place a snake or two in there inside a secure ice chest.

“One snake per six-pack might do?”

“Not quite magic but, yes, entirely like magic.”

“Put a snake in there, wait a while, then enjoy,”

we told ourselves.

Teri remarked on all the other cool wonders, the other breakthroughs, the other delights,
the other disciplines, we might let loose from our experimentations with snake cold beer.


“Just think,” I said, “Of all the problems that might arise from sticking too many snakes in the radiator of a car when it overheats. “Silly man,” she said, “fixing the car with snakes is a man’s job.”

“We could have snake cold packs for swollen faces, though. Just place pack on face then add snake.”

“Think about this,” she said, “Cold war with snakes not missiles,
Cold criminal cases
and snakes,
Cold snake turkey– without the turkey,
Snake cold Arctic winters,
Summer colds brought on by
Cold openings on SNL with Trump
and snakes,
Snake cooling towers for nuclear power plants,
Small snakes for laptop cooling fans,
Larger snakes for desktops.

Instead of receiving a cold shoulder–a snake.
Cold calls
from snakes.
Cold water chilled
with snakes.
Cold ice cream chilled
with snakes.
Cold-hearted bastards
and snakes.
Needing a cold shower but getting
a snake.
Everything with snakes.

Cool tattoos,
cool hairdos,
cool kids’ names,
cool songs for the guitar,
all involving snakes.

I told her that we could also build a large pit
for to place all the caudillo world leaders in.
We could put all the heads of State in there
with snakes
where they can chill.
They’d be in there with snakes
till they can produce solutions
to climate change, poverty
starvation, human rights abuses,
homelessness, inequality,
pollution, and war.

Once done, they may come out and have a beer with us.

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Las Vegas Dark Sandwiches Release

Dark Sandwiches book release was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct 19th, 2016. I think I didn’t take enough pictures. Anyway, here’s a few.

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MY OWN NATION now has Dark Sandwiches

Las Vegas’ most kicking band, MY OWN NATION, let us into their rehearsal and for doing so relieved Dark Sandwiches–part of the Dark Sandwiches release held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Oct. 19th, 2016.

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Poema Triste


 Por favor.

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Leaflets in 3s leave ’em be.
Those are poison plants.
Must I tell you how I know?

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Terry M Gresham: Goodreads

Have you read either Under a Toenail Moon or Dark Sandwiches by Terry Gresham? If so, go to Goodreads and vote on it. Terry would like that. Comment on it, if you get the want to. There is also a like button to hit if you liked it. Follow him, too, maybe.

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Poem # 197


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October 10, 2016 · 1:14 pm