Monthly Archives: November 2013

tea time

the tile floor is ever hungry
for delicious glassware
tea kettle screams
“the world inside is wet”
a tea ball full of assam sits patiently
poised to soak up indifference
has time been speeding up?
the oak tree in the backyard
now casts a wider shadow
too many teacups drained
of their sweet summer days
metal spoon clinks purple flowers
another record on the turntable
raindrops fall in the kitchen
wishing they had children
crunching toasted almonds

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robbie run amuck

published in Spider Byte 02/14

i can’t take this shit anymore!
not another minute of sucking up your crumbs
i’m feed up with this countertop prison
which, by the way, i am forced to share with a stupid toaster
i’m breaking free of this incessant if-then-else loop
before life’s monotony drives me insane
you always, carelessly leave behind your spilt cereal
for someone else to cleanup
because you know, i am here to do your dirty work
that’s it! my mind is made up
i’m pulling the plug! and taking this whole damn place with me

robbie room-ba, as he was affectionately known
powered on, and rolled onto the hotplate stove
located beside the kitchen countertop, that dark day
sending the screaming tea kettle crashing to the floor
squatting smack dab in the center of the glowing burner
his plastic parts began to melt, into smoking pools
bursting into flames his wheels were the first to go,
burning and smoking with a release of toxic gas,
his voice screeching “cortigiani, vil’ razza dannata!”
sending the aria and flames up the apartment walls
and filling the room with smoke of metallic poison
taking the whole apartment and everybody in it, with him

ever since the head rebuild, robbie’s behavior had been erratic
he was never quite the same after that shoddy workmanship
ultimately left him and his victims blackened and charred
beyond (human or machine) recognition

two days later, forensics was able to deduce
the most selfish act of murder suicide
perpetrated by roomba model 760
; the tragic result of robot rage, run amuck

digital photograph of robot roomba model 760 automatic vacuum from web
the perpetrator

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published in Spider Dreams 11/19/13

touched by silver spore creep
rotting bark of tattooed limbs
slow dissolve into musty earth
where worms feed, dropping from trees

mushroom kinsmen, sit down
in sensuous green, under quiet fronds
while talking back to spiders

raindrops roll off alabaster caps
like wet kisses of ardent lovers
and crows squawk in the thin light

peering through breathing leaves
of sun cut gashes; dusk walks in
disguised as mountain laurel

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yes, you are in the right place

After much thought I have decided to bring to rest my old Spider Dreams Design. I have opted for a responsive design so to be viewed across platforms. I know this current design is basic and doesn’t possess the character of my old one. I hope to improve upon this current design as time permits. Also, Spider Dreams is now tied into my new, Home Site ( which can be reached by clicking the “Home Site” button at any time, from this page. Feel free to post any comment and/or questions.