Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Muzak Moment: Marc Cohn's 1991 hit "Walking in Memphis" followed by Asia's 1982 hit "Heat of The Moment" (from their debut album) while buying motor oil, an oil filter, coffee, tea, sugar and cat litter. On or about 9:54 AM.

Saturday, March 24, 2012


Cottage hamburger
Later we watched Dr. Who
Netflix and champagne

Saturday, March 17, 2012

oil pan

At the mechanic's
Early by half an hour.
Saturday Sunrise.

Friday, March 16, 2012


The dense fog lingers.
Trash truck roaring round the block.
Bought milk at Speedway.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

#21 It was not a tornado warning

Car horn two A. M
No one in the black pickup
Slumped against the wheel

Saturday, March 10, 2012


Shadow of the blinds
Grid of unreality
Creeps across the wall.

#23 The Most Perfect Haiku?

Your entire life
Has led up to this moment:
Reading this Haiku.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

#24 picking up the car from the shop

Telephone poles stand
On a windy half-school day
I pick up the car.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

#25 It's still nice to be outside

First warm March spring day
A winter's worth of dog poop
Shovel and small rake.

Monday, March 05, 2012

#1 131 backed up

The highway is jammed
No left turn on Burton Street
The pasta is cold.

#2 You are welcome

I don't fix Xbox
But I Googled the number
For you on the phone.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

#3 Recipe from Newspaper

At the grocery store,
They have no arugula.
We will use spinach.

#4 icy roads

There was nothing wrong,
Yet I fixed the computer.
Husband slamming doors.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

#6 Ice and curb

The rear wheel broken,
We drove fifteen miles an hour
All the way through town.

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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