By Toni Kief
Cheap at Half the Price
I hope jeans never go out of style.
Was Levi Strauss related to Johan Strauss;
they were close in age?
Would I be smarter if
my brain wasn’t full of trivia?
Is Facebook an evil parasite that is set on world domination,
and am I just a pawn?
Working at a
bookstore is probably not as amazing as I imagine.
Is the Dali Lama a virgin?
If so, is it required in his line of work or is it a personal choice?
Why do many religions consider women to be not only
weak but also all that is evil when they bring 90% of the casseroles?
I love to write, why do I work so hard at avoiding it?
Can anyone spell questionnaire
right the first time?
Do I have days, weeks or years left?
I’m going to regret the hours on Facebook (see #4).
Are all the radio and electronic waves pulsing
around our earth for my entertainment and phone reception, bouncing off me or trucking straight on through?
Where has compassion gone?
Is it out of style, or replaced by judgment and fear?
How hungry was the first person
who ate an oyster?
When you receive your first AARP
letter, you are already overdue on shredding or donating your bikinis and speedos.
If reptiles had fur, I would like them better.
Do any of my old loves still think about me, in a
Hate takes up so much
energy when indifference is the real opposite of love.
certain Joan Rivers stuck to a style of comedy too long.
I’m in the first generation raised on processed food;
all genetic bets are off.
While on the subject, why are our food producers trying to kill
us? That is not a sustainable business plan.
Even bad decisions
often become historically significant and if not it will be funny.
We should begin a class action suit against the
person who invented traffic circles.
Is there a chemical
in the brain that gives talent, or does the gifted just utilize a part I neglected to activate?
Inspiration is just the coolest thing
you were a bird, would you fly high or just skitter around, keeping close to the earth?
You owe me 2 dimes and
About The Author
Toni Kief, a child of the 60s, Midwestern by birth, Northwestern by choice, Toni challenges the boundaries for women of a certain age. After a long career as an insurance adjuster, she fell into writing through a challenge from a friend. She has released her first book, Old Baggage, with two others in the grinder. Toni never dated Mick Jagger, but marched for civil rights, shared bread with icons of politics and art. She is spending her retirement, gathering stories prime for embellishment. Writing has taught her inspiration without perspiration is just a good idea. www.tonikief.com.