Mortal Humor

Cover of Planet of the and dog....

I walk in circles with an apple in my hand. I’m testing the waters of the next life. This is a way of being.


Who was the composer who heard apples in a basket?
Can’t remember this snowy morning…


Spending time with a barn cat
Talking to the blind horse
So much of what I do
Is unimportant


One writes myths
A troll who loves geese
Protects lost animals


Why do you start with punctuation and then abandon it
Sometimes I itch and sometimes I don’t


A small poem from one of my notebooks:


Morning. The maples soaked with rain—
How a human mind starts up
Cold, still, dark…

I wonder
Who taught me
About life after life?


Mortal humor—
Old man stands
Under branches
“How sad are you?”
April vaudeville
Resting blind face
Against bark

Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

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