It’s that time of year

when I think oddly

why Eden had one apple tree

for temptation when there are so many.

why every morning, more trees explode

like popcorn to red along the river

and I wish to consume them.


If I say I’m happy,

it’s only in the most Charles Shultz way

missing the football everytime

falling straight on my back

wtih a loud Bang!

Damn it!  I wish I’d kick it

just once.


23 Oct 08

Dave Barber

Missing the Frame