Sammy Be Good

Be kind
I say to myself
when I walk out the door
if I remember
do unto others
what goes around comes around
it takes eighty-six muscles to frown
and only two to smile
be generous
there are children in Africa
with less
besides you can’t take it with you.
I glare at the idiot in front of me with more
than nine items
and wonder if he’s ever heard of the Golden Rule
how golden it would be
to whack him on the head
with my lone baguette.
Maybe a string around my finger.

Snack Haiku


A full bag of chips.
Crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch.
Empty bag of chips.

Peanut, all dressed up.
I’m still going to eat you.
Top hat, anyone?