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On Waking

On waking
Photo Credit:
Robert Nelson on Unsplash

I wish that at eight
It wasn't too late
For the poetry to rise to the top

Cats: Tooth and Nail

Photo credit: https://unsplash.com/@kerber

Pet safety usually means keeping your pet safe but part of that is keeping yourself and the people in your life safe from your pet's instinctive behaviors.

My Pencil

My pencil fell upon the road,
Full of the words I thought I’d write.



Learning to Drive

After I finished driver's training, I thought I was road-ready, but passing the behind-the-wheel driver's test turned out to be something like climbing Mt. Everest. It took me four tries to pass it. The first was not entirely due to poor driving.



Rocket Fuel

flying saucer

Written in 1999, this short story is the author's first venture into the world of Science Fiction. It is the story of mis-communication between two travelers: One in need of a substance, the other who would be better off without it.



Bringing Home the Bacon

pig in a cornfield

One day in early summer the pig disappeared. Although they searched the countryside for him, the Johnsons couldn’t find him. They figured they had seen the last of the little piglet…



Ladies Don't

Lady
What don't ladies do? This poem explains it.


The Half-Tailed Squirrel

A mild mystery about ears and earrings, things lost and things found.

Reflection on the Larceny of Squirrels

squirrel

The other day, I watched one neighboring squirrel raid the nest of the homesteader in our front yard tree. A few days later, the homesteader buried another cache of nuts on our boulevard. As soon as he left, the neighbor came over, searched, pillaged and re-buried our homesteader's bounty. No wonder the homesteader can't find his stockpile!



Last Words

Eagle stalking mouse

Purple-blue night into
Blue-white day,
On the glacier,
There he lay...



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