Animal Farm Revisited

If pigs had wings

I’d sing of the day

They flew the coup

Form a group to pay 

loving respect

As a sect no bray

Cuz the horses

No recourses stay

In the field of green

Are seen chomping away

Cows on the hill

Will chill as pigs parlay

NaPoWriMo prompt on “if pigs had wings”

Animal Farm Revisited

Wild Docdodu

Find the wild docdodu

It has six legs

And won’t bite you

It hides in trees and on the ground

With eyes of yellow it looks around

Sometimes you can see it too

Because it has a skin of blue

If it would ever show it’s head

You’d see an elongated neck

With beak the size of your mother’s bread

I thought I spied it the other day

It had come to the ground

And was running away

I called it by name

But it wouldn’t stay


NaPoWriMo prompt on a list poem so here is the list to identify the wild docdodu

Wild Docdodu

Too Loud

Some voices are just too loud. Watching the wild burro at Alamo Lake was fun but when they stayed up all night and brayed back and forth waking me up every hour it seemed there was no reason for their voice cutting up the night except to irritate. Now I know that was not the case. The male burrow seemed to be marking his territory with his voice.

At daybreak the noise continued. One gray male came running down the rocky hill side, screaming as he went. It was rather intimidating for me not knowing if it was for the other burro. I counted eight on the hillside and six in the valley towards the lake. No wonder it was such a cacophony of sound in the Rawhide Mountains Wilderness Area.

voices in the wild

pierce below cloudy moon night

hard to understand


NaPoWriMo prompt on voices

Too Loud

Eulogy for a Chipmunk

I saw you dying in the garden bed

you were not your frisky little self

hurry quick under the deck

cheeks puffed out with bird seed

I called you Chippy when I saw you

childhood joy of seeing a chipmunk


I buried you under the rhododendron

where other pets are now bones

you were my wild one

who came unannounced

wanting food


I was sad when Chippy died

but yesterday I saw three more



open mike at dVerse



Eulogy for a Chipmunk