Thursday, September 16, 2021

I just realized...

I just realized that the best weather of the year is during the week before my birthday.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The curse of the Internet

The curse of the Internet is that before the Internet, lunatics talked to themselves. Now they talk to each other.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

question and answer #1

Q: Why did you get into that cheese?

A: Because I felt it was necessary. 

Friday, August 13, 2021

poemling five

We persist through time, 
But just a little while.
We take up just 
A little bit of space.

We last about
Thirty-Seven
Thousand days.

Or less.

Then poof! 
No more!
Behold,
Our troubles 
Are no more.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

poemling four

Darkness, ours, is not our own
Nor are the hours of the day.

The eye and mind give no respite
To ills throughout this Worldly World.

And all the teeth are meekly gnashed,
And all the mundane tortures spread around.

The day endured in ordinary ways,
Ignoring everyone with all our might.

A world on fire, full of upright chimps,
So vain to think that they can truly think.

Featherless bipeds sulking in their cars,
Imagine future days that cannot be.


Tuesday, August 03, 2021

poemling three

When you became Elizabeth,
And walked along the borders of the world,
We all would genuflect and bow
And say a prayer as you passed by.

And all your tragic triumphs we would
Whisper tales around our nightly fires.
You alone, Eliza, fought the giants,
You broke the backs of tyrants,
Clawed the Cyclops eye,
Drowned the hateful witches
In the sea.

The grimness of your everlasting violence.
Your everlasting violence.

When you returned we had no way to thank you. You towered high above us, so high your stately visage was obscured by winter clouds. And we could only love you from a distance, and you could only see us for from above.

Monday, August 02, 2021

poemling two

How good it is to have a bed,
To have a pillow for my head,
A roof above, a floor below,
To have to a job where I can go.

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I am the author of 5 books: Android Down, Firewood for Cannibals, The Cubicles of Madness, Robot Stories, and most recently, Various Meats and Cheeses. I live and write in Michigan. My website is at danmanning.com