Archive for December 2006:


Spidery wraithlike
Tentacles spreading
Rapidly, insinuating
Alarming no end

How to stay calm
Cool and collected
Unperturbed and
Very nonchalant

Not happening.
Stomach caving
Sleep on the trot
Pressure building

Clutching straws
I delve deeply
Digging out dregs
Of reluctant courage

To wear it as a badge
To hold the flag high
Unsuccessfully killing
Resident belly butterflies!!!

That’s the secret to life… replace one worry with another….
Charles M. Schulz, Charlie Brown
US cartoonist (1922 – 2000)