Tap

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“So, Tap,” the bartender began, “What is it you do, exactly?”

“I run hot & cold,” he shrugged. “It depends.”

“On what?”

“On whether they turn the “H” knob or the “C” knob.”

They…who?”

“You know–the freaks with opposable thumbs.”

Ready or Not

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You usually win

at Hide & Seek—know the best hiding places

and how to not giggle.

I look everywhere, but

you’re  nowhere.

Hours,

Days,

Weeks

and then

I finally find you:

grinning all smarty-pants

from a milk carton.

(nyah-nyah)

You’re IT!

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photographsbypeter.com

The Reunion

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My funeral is exactly as I’d envisioned: Shasta daisies and giant Calla Lilies just like the kind that grow around Alcatraz Island.

Alcatraz Island Flowers

Alcatraz Island Flowers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

They even got the songs right: Don’t Fear the Reaper and Jambalaya. The part that goes, “Goodbye Joe, me gotta go…me gotta go pole the pirogue down the bayou…” Spot On!

Not much of a turn-out, but then, who’s left?

I’d been dreaming of this moment for years.

In a few minutes I’ll be with the people and pets I love best—forever!

 

I’m living the dream, man!

 

 

Finally.

 

The Winter Tree

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The oak’s limbs are frostbitten.

Icy moonlight dances between them and a glistening mosaic pirouette commences.

Its aching branches sparkling terribly as the

willow watches from afar,

weeping.

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Night Shift

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“Crap!” She slammed the phone down.

The sitter cancelled again; right before Louise’s shift.

The baby usually slept through the night…

Louise grabbed her keys and tip-toed out,

as her forgotten cigarette smoldered.

A lit cigarette in white ashtray with manipula...

A lit cigarette in white ashtray with manipulated skull smoke effect (Photo credit: Wikipedia)