Ware Wear

Reminder: Always speak my verse aloud.

wire - vintage


Howe’s Wires.

Howe’s Wires: wire ware!

Rare wire ware.


Where’s Howe’s?

Here’s where Howe’s is:

Howser’s Warehouse is where Howe’s Wires is.

(Howser’s Warehouse also houses

(Mausers, hawsers, howitzers—whereas Howe’s Wires

(Houses rare wire ware where they are.)


How’s Howser’s?

How’s Howe’s?

How’s Howser’s warehousing?

How’s Howe’s wire housings?

How rare are Howe’s rare wire wares?

Wherefore care we?


Ominous Caffeine



“Cathay Cafe.”

Cathy’s Cathay Cafe.


How do you do?
One or two?

(One will do.)
What we do is
You choose chairs:
Basket shape or casket shape?


Geffin (guest), casket-sat, coughin’.

Right on Cathy’s Cathay Cafe’s coffin!

Geffin often sat, coughin’, sippin’ coffee—

Toffee-filtered coffee!


Geffin, guest, sat coffin-coughin’, feting toffee coffee in Cathy’s Cathay Cafe.

Burger König


Burgess. Johannes Burgess.

Burgess: a burgher

In Hamburg, no less!

Johannes Burgess, Hamburg burgher.

Burgher Burgess’ Hamburg hamburger.

Hamburger: largest.

Johannes’s largesse.

Largest Hamburg burgher ’burger!

Hamburg’s burglars!

Barge on buglers, burgle bugles!

Finesse it, burgher Burgess, with Johannes-largesse!


Hamburg’s buglers, bugle-burgled, urge Johannes (burgher) Burgess, “Lease us largesse: Johannes’ finest, largest Hamburg burger.”

Boring Headache


I went to a doc in Japan.

He’s skilled in the art of trepan.          1

I took some morphine,

He ground his trephine…                 2

A piece of my mind is on hand!




1.     tre·pan
        noun, historical
        the act of perforating (a person’s skull) with a trephine.
2.     tre·phine
        noun, historical
        a hole saw used by surgeons for perforating the skull.


Worst Brat



Breitbach’s brat.

Breitbach’s brat’s bratwurst.

Breitbach’s brat bites brats.


So-so brats.

B-rate brats.

Brats worse. Worse bratwurst.


Breitbach’s brat berates B-rate, worse bratwurst he bites.


Brat’s a Brit.

Brightbach’s brat’s a bright Brit.



Breitbach’s bright Brit brat bites, berates worse, B-rate bratwurst—the brute!