Taps

 Taps

Like a thick-fingered
Seattle carpenter

serenading a 
drowsy neighborhood 
by pounding 

ten-penny nails
into fresh hewn lumber,

the persistent
woodpecker

hammers its 
steel girded beak
into standing timber

so its
pecklets
also might eat.
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Tissue

 Tissue

When lovely spring blooms arrive 
after a dreary winter gloom,

and feathers tickle your nose,
like pepper to sweeping broom,

let's be wise and sensible,
and not quick remedy assume.

better to be proactive, 
and purchase boxes of 

of, of, of,

lilac scented
ti,
ti,
ti-  shoo! 

oh, nebbermind,
tumbody plede padd duh dissue.
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