Tag Archives: death

Feathered Attrition

Five birds there were who rose as one To catch the breeze that swept the street A tomcat on the hunt for fun Leaped, snapped, and landed on its feet Four birds there were who wheeled and banked And dove … Continue reading

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Nice Guy

Lennie’s no fighter–he don’t know no rules– And Lennie’s no brighter’n men who are fools. Though mostly he’s gentle, that one time in ten He’ll forget, you’ll regret getting close to him then.

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Rabbit Facts #1

Rabbits nearly never cry They sometimes do But then they die

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Hopping Sad

My sweet, expired kitty cat Is haunting me. It’s either that Or she bequeathed her favorite flea To me in perpetuity. She must have known I’d not be bored So long as there’s a hopping horde Of parasites to raise … Continue reading

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Birthday-Having Happily

Happy, Birthday-Haver, happy! Hope your natal day’s not crappy. Age, you know, is just a number. If it’s high, you may seek slumber. When you wake, you’re that much older, Though, so staying wakeful’s bolder And resembles death much less. … Continue reading

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Same Again, Ladies?

Two small primates held their water Longer than they’d either oughter. Both expired; one went soft And toppled, t’other reeks aloft.

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Hard Cider

The apple tree predated me And almost everyone I know And I knew, academically, That one day it would choose to go. And so this week it came to pass: The shadow that it cast has gone. The apple tree … Continue reading

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