Tuesday, June 30, 2009

advice for air travel to San Francisco:
do not take Highway 101
from San Jose Airport.

advice for air travel out of San Francisco:
do not depart from San Jose Airport.

(ji bo travel tip, 2009)

Monday, June 29, 2009

yellow bird lands on man's shoulder
sings migration song.
man takes bird to newspaper
says, "New singing sensation!"

bird wins American Idol
records hit single
Number One on Amazon.com:

first snow of year -
birds flies to Costa Rica
for winter.

bird sings hit song to local villagers.
farmer says, "Yellow bird good to eat!"

bird's singing career in question.

(ji bo, 2009)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

is it possible
to argue
with yourself?

(ji bo, 2009)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

walk Kehoe Beach
Pt. Reyes Seashore:
kelp art
step on vulture shadow;
crimson dragon fly;
one small seal
with curious seagull.

(ji bo, 2009)

Friday, June 26, 2009


man boards jet plane
flung into sky
like cat-eye marble
from slingshot.
clouds part,
passengers laugh
talk business
order drinks.


man looks out window
sees 10,000 miles
checkerboard farms -
where is forest?
where is elk?
where is bear?


vast desert sea -
Grand Canyon off one wing
Infinity off other wing;
plane slices sky
big jet-razor blade;
passengers very loud,
too much whiskey.


plane lands Las Vegas;
Captain says,
"Good luck with slot machines!"
sparrows play in Concourse B,
airport a nice exhibit -
Homo erectus asphaltus zoo -
everybody happy!

(ji bo, above Nevada, 2009)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

tree falls on telephone line -
man calls Telephone Company,
says, "tree is on important wires."
Telephone Company says, "we don't do
tree removal."

man says, "what if tree falls further, knocks down wire?"
Telephone Company says, "we come fix it."
man says, "i'll wait for tree to become your problem."


man says, "don't forget your saw!"

(ji bo, 2009)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

bank teller pushes wrong button,
hands man 1 million dollars.
man looks at money, looks at teller.
man says, "thank you very much."

man uses money to build rocket ship.
man is last seen by NASA telescope
heading for Orion.

(ji bo, 2009)

Monday, June 15, 2009

latest fashion trend

surgically reshape entire body
into perfect physique seen in magazine.
implant genetically modified hair,
teeth, nails; swap old eyes for TV eyes;
replace brain with digital hard drive.
no more need for internal organs,
feed body nuclear power.
relocate to gigantic beach resort;
plug-in; turn-on; enjoy robot life:
no more indigestion, headaches,
menstrual pains.

when latest fashion trend is complete
all humans will live in peace -
one big happy resort family.

200 years later:
too many robots use up
all nuclear power.
gigantic beach resort turns
into ghost town.

300 years later:
world's forests return
world's rivers return
world's whales return
world's lions and tigers return
world's jungles return.

circle complete.

(ji bo, 2009)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

fungi network

did you know -
mushrooms across world
communicate by vast fungi

(ji bo, 2009)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

doctor calls man, says:
"I have results of blood test."
man says, "let's have it.
doctor says, "you're going to live forever."
man says, "uh oh."

(ji bo, 2009)

Friday, June 12, 2009

1st voice: I believe in Government.
2nd voice: I believe in Buddha.
3rd voice: I believe in Algebra.
4th voice: I believe in God.
5th voice: I believe in Einstein.
6th voice: I believe in Nothing.
7th voice: I believe in Tao.

all voices walk in room,
talk at same time:
no listening;
just lips moving -
swarm of locusts.

next day -
voices tired;
go home,
argue with mirror,
take nap,
start over.

(ji bo, 2009)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Remember the Alamo!

Davy Crockett sees bear,
says, "Hello Mr. Bear;
I need your fur
for winter coat."

bear climbs tree/disappears.

Davy Crocket sees raccoon,
says, "Hello, Mr. Raccoon;
I need your fur
for hat."

raccoon climbs tree/disappears.

Davy Crockett sees flying saucer,
says, "Hello flying saucer;
I need ride to Alamo!"

(ji bo. 2009)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


talks to itself
about human beings,
laughs, black feathers
magic, psychopomp.

some tribes say Raven created everything
including the People. Fire was Raven's gift;
it came with hooks and trouble. If dealing
with Raven, watch your back. When hungry,
Raven can and will eat the Universe.

(ji bo, 2009)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

when traveling
road of Life
best to have
spare tire.

(ji bo, 2009)


Monday, June 8, 2009

gorgeous waitress
bumps into old man
at cash register,
says, "i'm sorry -
am I cutting you off?"

old man steps back,
says, "ok; women
have been cutting me off
my whole life."

gorgeous waitress smiles
million dollar smile;
old man melts into Universe.

(ji bo, 2009)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

no island

preacher says, "no man is island."

no tree is island
no cloud is island
no island is island
no planet is island
no solar system is island
no Universe is island.

preacher, tree, cloud
planet, solar system -
where is seam?

big mysterious,

(ji bo, 2009)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

advice for neophyte desert rats

when in desert back-country
best to remember -
10 gallons pure water,
extra pair thick socks,
detailed topo map,
and very sexy hiking partner.

(ji bo, 2009)


Friday, June 5, 2009

10 Essentials to Have in Trunk of Car When Driving in New Mexico

1. bottle of tequila
2. bag of limes
3. shaker of salt
4. infrared flashlight (for Jack-a-lope night hunts)
5. emergency BBQ grill (to cook Jack-a-lope)
6. 100 gallons of water
7. case of SPF 70 sunscreen
8. portable solar panel (for back-country laptop use)
9. snake bite medical repair kit
10. 1,000 hits of Ibuprofen

(ji bo, 2009)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Man in the Maze

in order for accurate
Vedic astrological chart,
must have date of birth;
exact minute.

Man in the Maze
asks Mother,
"what did clock say
when I was born?"
Mother says,
"I was on pain pills;
don't remember."

Man in the Maze
asks Doctor,
"what did clock say
when I was born?"
Doctor says,
"look at birth certificate."

Man in the Maze
goes to Birth Department,
turns on computer,
finds birth certificate -
"due to technical malfunction,
time of birth unknown."

Man in the Maze
climbs mountain,
sits on rock,
watches sky:
moon, infinite stars.

Big Dipper says,
"exact time of birth
is now!"

(ji bo, 2009)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

sign on wall
says, "please bus your table!"
drink bamboo tea
celebrate one drop rain;
calling all ghosts:
train leaves at midnight.

outside -
partly crazy:
sunflowers explode
beneath atomic clouds,
tattooed maidens
dance drunk
to 60's radio.

the damned
will survive!

(ji bo, canyon road, 2009)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

the Pecos

Beware of flying saucers!