Thursday, August 8, 2013

If It's Thursday I Must Be Tingling.

In South Carolina now,
and another residency.

Lovely sunlit campus,
smiling, happy greeters.

I tingle with the notion
of new students.

Different accents,
different approaches.

A man brings me tea
in a modern canteen.

It is scrumptious.
"Let's use that as a starting point," I say.

"What is most scrumptious in your life?
What brings you pleasure?"

"Today," one woman says.
"Today?" I say.

"Just today. Getting another today.
Nothing tastes better."

"Not because I'm here?" I ask, smiling.
There is quiet.

"Oh, you're yummy to someone, I suppose,"
a man sitting next to me says.


  1. I would be happy just to be Dick's valet.

  2. Flunking PhD writes:

    I wish Cal would come to my school! Does he wear khakis? I bet he does.

  3. South Carolina!
    The sane one (says Colbert, who should know)
    Charleston, Columbia, any of it
    Would make me happy

  4. You have quite a busy travel schedule, Dick! I hope it is rewarding -- financially, in personal/professional satisfaction, and/or in grist for the writing mill.

  5. Fantastic poem! Seriously, this is great. Killer ending. Thank you for this!

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    1. Of course it is. Hidden meanings are always in poems. So are subliminal messages.