Pic of the day

Pic of the day
Somehow, she's always the one up here.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Suicidal sparrow

Suicidal sparrow, please fly away.
There's a panther prowling, tail a-sway.
My garden's a jungle for your size and shape.
Please don't perch there and stupidly gape
at the approaching teeth and claws.
Please bugger off, quick, without pause.
I love and respect you. You are beautiful.
But I also love my cat, a full three hearts full.
I'd really rather that she not turn murderess.
Also cleaning blood and feathers is just a lot of stress.
So, suicidal, stupid sparrow, please fly away.
When my cat is asleep, come. Perhaps another day.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

How to travel light

Get a suitcase just to house
anger, frowns and wrinkled brows.
Carry it with the single aim
of losing it at baggage claim.

Security is on its toes
ready to check your bag of woes.
No one will care; they will neglect it
if you coolly forget to collect it.

Let all your worries and your stress
be in the jacket of your dress.
Hang it on the seat like a cute decoration.
The airport won't notice such a meagre donation.

The flight will depart now, without damage,
that it doesn't have to carry any excess baggage.
The same will be true for you, even more,
as you bid adieu to a familiar shore.