Happy “Muse” Year from The Juice Bar!!

Kiwi

We love you, artists, writers, shutter bugs, jitter bugs, mugs, thugs, socialites, loners, moaners,

lion tamers, piano players, tightrope walkers, bellyachers, vampires, voo doo dolls &

voo doo daddies, misfits, violin players, gypsies, drama queens, rock climbers, graffiti artists, glass blowers, brick layers, sooth sayers, cake bakers, suzy-homemakers, rock n rollers, bowlers, arm wrestlers, gate crashers, myth bashers, cynics, mimics, clowns, jugglers, under dogs, smugglers, grifters, paupers, pilots, co-pilots, tramps, vamps, champs, do-si-do-ers & do-gooders, frogs, princes, pen pals

& poets!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

HAVE A JUICY NEW YEAR AND THANKS FOR SQUEEZING THE JUICE BAR!!!

L. K. Thayer

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“2010” by Stephen Kalinich

NOTHING CAN DISTURB ME

I AM NOURISHED

PROTECTED

CARED FOR

NOTHING CAN DISTURB ME.

NOTHING CAN TAKE

MY JOY AWAY

FROM ME.

HAPPINESS IS WITHIN ME.

I CAN FACE THE FUTURE

AND THE MOMENT

WITH CONFIDENCE.

I CAN BE PEACEFUL.

I CAN REST

IN EVER PRESENT TENDERNESS.

ALL AVENUES OF GOOD

ARE OPEN TO ME.

LOVE IS POURING OUT

AN INFINITE ABUNDANCE

OF PATIENCE

AND UNDERSTANDING.

I CAN RISE UP

EACH DAY

TO GREET THE WORLD.

Stephen Kalinich

Photo by Mark Mawston

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“Denial In F Major” by L. K. Thayer

Chet & Joey

I unzipped my mail yesterday
and found guest parking permits
to my street stamped

‘expires Mar. 2010.’

I’m in the process of digesting this
info with my english muffin & coffee,
it left a lump in my throat.
Where is all this fun I’m supposed to have had
while the time is flying by at warp speed…I asked
my cat, a 20lb. Maine Coon I call “Chet Baker,”
who’d been dumped at a “high kill” shelter downtown.
He smiles and continues licking
his long grey coat with buff under belly.
In the summer when it was hot in L.A., I caught
Chet trying to sell his fur coat on ebay…
“100% real Maine Coon!”
he thought he would get a few bids, a few bucks,
it was hot, what the heck.
He knew I needed help with the rent, or I had to go
“catting around”, maybe downtown…I guess he got the
hint when each day I came home from work,
side eyeing him and his dog brother Joey,
moaning, “when are YOU guys going to get a job?”
ebay was a bust, no bites.
I guess “100% Maine Coon fur”
is like “so 2008.”

L. K. Thayer

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