Tag Archives: “off the cuff”


He’s borrowed a WIFI hot spot,

More bucks than he has, like as not…

grateful to Steve

For the reality reprieve,

He’ll give it his very best shot!

-Not having poems prepared,

He’s rather up in the air…

right off the cuff

May not be enough,

But folks seem to like these so aired!

–Jonathan Caswell




Great news from the home front.

A logjam’s opened wide…

‘Though duct tape won’t keep in place

Wires thus applied.

Surfaces were dirty

And oily from the dust…

His new iron was slow at first

But hot enough–just!

In saving money he scrimped

In quality again…

More power would’ve been easier

To a clear message send.

He cleaned the rail as best he could

Without ¬†recommended stuff…

GOO GONE did as advertised,

‘Though used off the cuff.

Everything sticking,

He pulled one soldered joint free…

Remember to pre-strip your wires:

Satisfaction guaranteed!

–Jonathan Caswell



Instead of a Board of Directors,

My blog has daily inspectors…

They often know

What features must go,

As practical interceptors!

The primary  fault I carry

Is letting my work be buried…

Most want to see

More poetry,

And less of who and whom gets married!

My interests, you know, are wide,

It’s very hard to decide…

I write “off the cuff”–

Don’t plan enough–

With these foibles I’m grateful you’ll abide!

–Jonathan Caswell