Karma, Dharma, Pudding & PieBook - 2009
X. J. Kennedy writes in the foreword: "Appleman is a master of the sonnet, the terse rhymed epigram, and even that fiendishly ingenious form, the double dactyl. To watch him sling words is to be richly regaled."
from A Simple Explanation for Everything
When Puritans filled all New England with dread,
Hunting down women whose thoughts they
They strung up the witches until they were dead.
Why did they kill?
They killed for the Lord.