I’m inclined to feel dejected
side view wants the unexpected –
Should I be the person who
Sneaks behind and yells out ‘Boo!’?

Or perhaps what I should do
Is insert something that
Simply doesn’t scan or rhyme at all?

German hen-fruit, tapped with beak,
Possibly is what I seek?
Hun-eggs-pecked-at, that would be –
No, it fails quite dismally.

Should I maybe now explain
All about our sudden rain –
Some descriptive prose it warrants
How it’s coming down in torrents?

Or that a school gave me a call
Re my books – and bought them all …?
(With some thought, though, none of this –
I’ll just give this one a miss.)

© April 2011 Colonialist (Letterdash/WordPress)


About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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  1. colonialist says:

    The school took one copy of each, so that was ‘all I’ve written’ but not all my stock!
    I haven’t ever had those sorts of numbers, but zero in a couple of days was unusual. Maybe it’s my new deodorant?


  2. theonlycin says:

    Did a school call and buy all all your books?
    Ref the comment on my post; no, it does seem awfully quiet. I usually average about 430 views per day, but this weekend there’s just been a trickle.


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