My mother

She had a saying

for every occasion, like

that, “Who’s like you since

Leatherarse died?” Wait! Maybe

that was one of my father’s . 😉


Today my mom would have been 93; she had about as many sayings as that too. 😂

Nyet, nyet Soviet*

If we can’t stop the

bald despotic Putin, can

we at very least

Cut off his coffers? (Yes, that’s

a euphemism.)


*In the 1980s, a Canadian musician wrote this song. The lyrics popped into my head while composing this tanka.