Silly Season
by Margaret Fieland

“Do you remember
any jokes, Mom?”
My six-year-old
stares at me.

Violinist at the Pearly Gates?
Jesus golfing?
Mathematician,  physicist,
and  engineer? Nah.

Anything we told each other
as kids is politically incorrect.
“Besides lightbulb jokes.”
He’s heard those.

“No,”  I say.
“I don’t.”


Born and raised in New York City, Margaret Fieland has been around art
and music all her life.  Her poems and stories have appeared in
journals such as  Turbulence Magazine, Front Range Review, and All
Rights Reserved. She is one of the Poetic Muselings. Their poetry
anthology, “Lifelines,” was published by Inkspotter Publishing in
November, 2011. You may visit her website,