Category Archives: Caswell [oetry

BACK YARD BUCCOLIC

BACK YARD BUCCOLIC

You’ve heard of dancing squirrels,

How about cathartic cats…

Who initiate quarrels

Committing fearful spats?

The Cottage surrounded by pine trees

Was rurally┬ásited…

Mice squirrels and raccoons

Would come in, uninvited!

Was hoping to build a short railway

To fill with the result s of axes…

Towns do love a riding railway

Because then they raise land taxes!

(www.tripadvisor.co.uk)

–Jonathan Caswell

LEAVING LENNY ASLEEP

LEAVING LENNY ASLEEP

An old guy in a power wheelchair

Was sleeping in the shade…

I didn’t recognize at first

My roommate’s big degrade.

He’d changed a lot since I was there,

In the Rehab Center…

When I was there he’d given up

That autumn before winter.

His legs looked nearly useless now,

did the nurses have more control…

I let him sleep and drove off—

Lenny looked very old.

–Jonathan Caswell