If scientists one day
discover a worm-hole in the fabric of time & space,
I hope they’re big enough to admit that the worm
discovered it first.
Back in the Sleepy Hollow days, if you
lost your head in an industrial accident,
the insurance companies gave you
a horse & a pumpkin.
told us she would make us
her famous lemonade.
But she didn’t have all the ingredients. So,
she asked us to pray to God for a lemon.
— but none was forthcoming.
To our surprise, grandma just smiled & said,
she would make lemonade out
of our predicament.
… But none of us were looking to drink
LIFE IS SHORT. AND SO IS THE NEXT ONE.
Start a career in trefology to-day!
Contact us now at the phone number you think most likely
I was never very good at practical jokes.
after ringing the doorbell,
I would forget to run away.
And when the door opened,
there I would be,
— standing there,
snickering into my hand,
like some kind of no good at doorbell-ditch kid
I used to know a girl named, Sincerely.
When she moved away,
I tried to write her a letter to
express all the things in my heart.
It was a very short letter.
P.S. Once again, I have run out of room.
Then, at the bottom of the letter,
I added a bunch of X’s and O’s.
this is what Tic Tac Toe looks like
the number sign.
If lost in the woods,
leave a trail of bread crumbs
for the birds to eat. It couldn’t hurt, and
besides, it might help, later, to
have some friends on the inside.
The restless spirit of the
Spanish ventriloquist, Senor Wences
has begun communicating through me,
using my hand as a vehicle, just
as he once did his famous characters.
I say this to you, confidentially, &
only because, Senor Wences, has intimated
that he has something very important
to tell you …
about the future!
So, pull up a chair, as I
don’t want you miss
a single word.
But before you do,
let me first apply some lip-stick to
my thumb and forefinger.
there is something else I should tell you.
Senor Wences —
wants to kiss you!
Selections from Janna Kriens’ notebook …
It’s funny to think
that tap dancing
probably started as way
to annoy people,
and then it just
grew from there.
My mom used to
cut all the crust off
because I only like
More specifically, laughter is the best over-the-counter medicine.