Wondering why

wet sand sticks

but wet rocks don’t, I

thought I’d ply my

scientist father-in-law.

He’ll know, I thought.

But then, No,

I thought,

I won’t.

For gain of the knowledge of that

will mean loss of my pleasure in this.

Give me the taffy of sunlit unknowns!

On making Dutch apple pie

With Apologies to My Wife


Pivoting between

the bowl with the apple

and plate with the peel,

I put some

one in the other

and other in the one.

Since such

sins of inattention

are frequent and real,

to God and woman

I humbly appeal:

Forgive the slivers

between tooth and gum,

and all the apple-

based deeds I have done!