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Diet cola syrup bought,

On sale, to taste I ought…


I’m surprised,

Pleasantly so with a draught.

With water it mixes well,

Add ice…who can tell…

Refreshing drink

Like iced tea I think,

It turned out real swell!

It’s for a home soda machine,

Which may not have sold so keen…

But in a pinch

I’d give this a “squinch”*

Success in a make-do scheme!

–Jonathan Caswell

*”squinch”–what a cat does with its eyes when it is happy or contented.




Now that commotions have settled down,

What did you get this year…

Was it more than ties and socks

Or plastic mini-reindeer?

Part of this Christmas we bought ourselves

And guarded jealously…

My New Haven Rail calendar

I definitely wanted to keep!

I received a couple of imitation rocks,

Labeled with “FRIENDSHIP” and “HOPE”…

A ceramic bell (and socks as well)

From an aunt who has helped us cope.

I bought my wife a STAR TREK

Calendar…got a hug around the neck…

And  the trip up north, we sallied forth,

Where we spent a week to connect.

We both got new shoes for the year,

Even on sale, we paid dear…

Did you see the change

In poetic re-arrange,

It’s your turn to stand up and cheer!  🙂


–Jonathan Caswell