Speed Demons

Speed Demons

In our frantic dash through life,
we’ve devised

microwave ovens,
self-checkout lanes,
next day delivery,
and
blazing gigahertz.

Thank God for

slow summer days

that draw sweet corn seed seven feet toward heaven,
lingering kisses in the night,
and
the nine loving months that mother and child
are one.
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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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