Author Archives: jpberninger

200 Days of Social Distance. A rambling stream of consciousness renku poem

Too much on my mind / internal and external / all consequential Continue reading

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100 Days of Social Distance

This thing This COVID This pandemic Inhumane Merciless Accidentally devastating To (un)american ideals Manifest destiny, The liberty of individuals Over the safety of all But unselective For those whose terrible ideals Put us all in danger. There are no target … Continue reading

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a head full of haiku

Saw aquarium show / fancy tanks reignite love/ for fish-keeping fun Fish tank Degobah / fish and Jedi are the best / maybe I’ll build one. Our fish, Tiny Steve / grew up, now Medium Steve / soon to be … Continue reading

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Larry the Green Unicorn

A green unicorn named Larry Had hooves that were incredibly hairy But he didn’t care About his foot hair It made him unique From his head to his feet And mostly he was quite merry But in a herd Where … Continue reading

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Clarisse “Clacky” Pegicorn

Clarisse is a pegicorn, about her fate she is forlorn. She’s not like mom and not like dad, a fact that makes her o’ so sad. Her wings are small and not robust, not like Mom the Pegasus. Her fur … Continue reading

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Pig and Puffin’s Jig and Muffin

A pig and a puffin Own the Jig and Muffin A bakery and dancing hall The cake a delight Two step out of sight With lessons for one and all Toots the pigs got the beat Puffy puffins got sweets … Continue reading

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Future Day

Tomorrow is future day at Katie’s new school (daycare till actual school-school starts after Labor Day). For future day kids are supposed to dress like the career they want in the future. Which is great if you want to be … Continue reading

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More silly poems about stuffed animals

Bumble Bear – chef Bumble. Bumble Bear loves apples and pears But any fruit will do. Cold, warm, or hot, she eats them a lot Her favorite is Bumble’s stew She makes it herself from things on her shelf And … Continue reading

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Split Pea Soup

Recipe First. In a large crock pot mix: 2 lbs dried split peas 1 large onion chopped 3 large carrots (or one bag of baby carrots) peaked and choppedb 4-5 bay leaves (make sure to count so you can remove … Continue reading

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Is it Monday?

Is it Monday? Warm spring evening As the sun sets Small warblers flit in the big tree Eating gnats Gathering strength For north woods summer nests Small fire pit glows Pops quietly as birds sing Evening songs In my backyard … Continue reading

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