Dinner Tonight #49

September 10, 2018


Tonight I made a meat and potato skillet gratin, which is the best form of shepherds pie I ever had (and I love shepherds pie).

Night Music: Erik Satie

September 10, 2018

Poem: Complaints Desk

September 10, 2018


She fumed

and fumed loud.


And as she

disabused me

of my place

in the human

race — given

my lineage

must be replete

with morons and

monkeys —

her otherwise neat

and clipped


was interlarded

with sailors’ slang

and potty talk,

and ended with

a red-faced



“Fair dinkum, gal,”

I replied,

smiling the smile

that’ll usually

sink ’em.


nothing.  I sighed

and completed

the refund

that would send

her away.


Thank God,

I’m stoned

all day.