She sorted first class from second, parcel from post,
Assured by friends and acquaintances that her half dozen
Such shriveled bronze and pink promises,
Could not more readily, invisibly, integrate into favored
Than might a safe marriage or a surprise pregnancy.
To wit, she doused her former paramours mail,
With lighter fluid, having ascertained that all
Were documented for the jury.
Twined, We Two, Tenderly (an Anglo-Saxon prosody)
Someday, twined, we two, tenderly, will issue,
A simple sowing; sprouts spontaneous yield.
Todays entanglements, meanwhile, beckon future visions,
Joy! Theyre exquisite exercises; in happiness, also
Arms encircled, legs woven tight,
Such bare skin blossoms, discretely delights,
His and her hands, hair-trigger love.
Expedited highs, euphoria.
Hustled up hints, bring forward thrills,
Secret caches split, we resolve potentials,
Tiny tidbits, taken with kisses,
We cuddle, kindle wishes.
Neighborhood Nuisances through Cats Eyes
Squirrels busied with their crazed devices tend to miss
humans obsequious acts;
Most nutters adjure efforts, creating caches grand enough to
Jejune in their sensibilities, with homes all the more
resembling aerial gopher holes,
Those flying vermin insist that without turf markings, all
backyards remain their imbroglios.
Invidious others, after all, are plentiful in the arboreal
community. No exceptions.
Indoors, diffident two-footers, attach ells to collars, proof
bird feeders against theft,
Try to erect unnatural barriers among species. Even the family
basset howls when furry prowlers
Dance. For sorts who suck on pearls at weddings, such acting out
succeeds in avoiding
Choleric rodents remonstrations, also the disapproval of
mothers-in-law, bounty hunters,
Clerics, despots, plus kindergarten teachers. Wee critters
polemics rebuff most predators.
Consider that actions inimical to the interests of backyard
fauna elsewise overwinter
Extravagance, youth, pregnancy, and increased tariffs on
bubblegum. If sparrows would only
Volunteer themselves to enervate before kitty cats dishes,
fat toms, lazy queens, smug kittens
Might unsettle nearby bipeds by engaging in vainglorious
strutting, commonplace purring, farts.
Meanwhile, perfidy remains the province of felines great and
small, tree rats notwithstanding.