She Needs Me


She needs me to kill the bugs

that is all I'm good for

and I need her for, well you know

Very much, very much more

Like opening lids



A Lawn Mower


A lawn mower crackling right outside

I hope it is on fire

I hope the flames are on it

and they will grow much higher

It's not that I like weeds

Or don't like the boys

Its just that lawn mowers

Make so darn much noise



G. David Schwartz


Bio:  G. David Schwartz is the former president of Seedhouse, the online interfaith committee. Schwartz is the author of A Jewish Appraisal of Dialogue and Midrash and Working Out Of The Book.  Currently a volunteer at the Cincinnati J, Schwartz continues to write. His newest book is Shards And Verse(2011, Publish America).