Month: April 2014


Washington is known for the apple,

Wisconsin for cheese,

Maine for lobster,

Iowa for corn,

Maryland for crab,

Hawaii for pineapple,

Vermont for maple syrup,

Kansas for wheat,

Massachusetts for cod,

Florida for the orange,

As for Arkansas, just for sooie.




Piedra de Ijada

Of the thousands that I have viewed

I’ve never met a specimen of nephrite,

Whether unworked, polished, carved,

Bookended, treed, or jeweled,

Ranging from all shades of green plus creamy white,

That I didn’t like.

Which only proves that it’s microcrystallinely unimaginabled

For me to become jaded about jade

However  it is displayed.