Drinking Alcohol taught me how to fly
Then it took away the sky....

Monday, October 13, 2014

Vivian Maier "A FANTASY" for Magpie 141

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"Not yet", said he--to the one named Vivian
who had just dis'barked her amphibian, 
(her private way to travel
without all the public babble.)

Inspector Maier, frequently called 
upon to investigate solutions of "the
insolvable" crimes, gathered evidence
through use of smoky mirrors.  Also a

Kodak Brownie, and strong reflecting light
completed her bag of tools.  
Set free to investigate and roam
She'd solve the crime--then rob the home.

A professional sleuth no longer...
Vivian Maier died a pauper.
Trapped by her own mirrors and light
Viv shot her last shot...gave up the fight.

NOTE: Suspecting Police 
had installed a Brownie 
behind each reflective glass
to catch this famous dowdy...


Sunday, October 5, 2014


Magpie Tales is HERE


Burning desire
Way back there my house on fire
Men shooting their guns.

I remember when
There was no fence here at all.
Men set posts at night.

Why this barby wire?
Keep bad men out--or me in?
Neither accomplished...

Those people back there
Have no clue whut's gonna happen
(Mountain will blow up...)

Explosives planted
Everywhere. Yes, I did it.
Fireworks at nine.

--steveroni Oct 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014



Slowly you walk with old man,
in city where both live,
through greens and trees
in a park

Listen. Shhhhh. In breeze,
leaves, whispering 
accompaniment to lovely song
of a lark.

Sitting on wooden bench,
with ancient, trusty knife--
for just the two of you he
carves II...your mark.

Other things happen,
Hot dogs with relish, 
ice cream, chocolate.
Ah! A spark...

"Dear Madam, you have
made bright my day.
We walked, we talked,
you held this withered hand,
and now..........time 
to debark.
It is dark."