Monday, February 17, 2014

A Poem by ayaz daryl nielsen

eleven things about wet noodles that everyone should know:

     -- a six-year-old nicknamed Chuck-a-muck often drapes wet noodles over his 
     ears (when his mother isn't looking)

     -- Chuck-a-muck's sister Maria doesn't drape wet noodles over her ears

     -- Thor didn't eat wet noodles as a kid (Odin and Elvis did and still do)

     -- every wet noodle is first cousin to all other wet noodles

     -- wet noodles give boa hugs

     -- dry noodles sometimes hesitate before accepting boa hugs from wet 
     noodles (but never regret it afterwards)

     -- unintentionally stepping barefoot on a wet noodle means good luck

     -- unintentionally stepping barefoot on several wet noodles means a gooey foot
     (but in a between-the-toes goody sort of gooeyness)

     -- wet noodles are allies of wet beeps, drippy faucets and poets with writer's 

     -- wet noodles -- so cool when hot!

     -- and hot because we're always  so  cooooool!

     and we wet noodles (us) of every where/when/how/dampness thank you
       for reading (and appreciating) eleven things everyone needs to know ...
                                               about wet noodles!

ayaz daryl nielsen, husband, father, veteran, x-roughneck (as on oil rigs) and x-hospice nurse, is editor of bear creek haiku (24 + years/116 + issues), his poetry's homes include Lilliput Review, Yellow Mama, Verse Wisconsin, Shamrock, High Coupe and Shemom, he has earned some cherished awards and participated in worthy anthologies -- his poetry ensembles include Concentric Penumbra's of the Heart and Tumbleweeds Still Tumbling, and, in 2013, released an anthology of poetry titled The Poet's of Bear Creek -- beloved wife/poet Judith Partin-Nielsen, assistant Frosty, and (translates as joie de vivre)