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(clearly…a hypothetical situation!¬† ūüėĬ† )

Ever have one of those days

When she emits death rays…

No way escape–

Caught by the nape–

When irritation stays.

I would NEVER* complain,

But she acts insane…

She points to me

For insanity,

There’s plenty, plenty of blame!

Lost in ethereal mist,

She¬†hands me a¬†shopping list…

In my shirt sleeves,

Her action peeves,

But we make sure we’ve hugged and kissed.

She got ready to go,

Where are we going, “don’t know…”

No time to spare,

Take it ALL there–

“Why don’t you some good sense grow!”

Trying to put it ON ME,

Her uncertainty…

What did I do–

Not follow through–

It’s our common propensity!

She does the wash and I write,

Cooling down instead of fight…

I’ll do shopping

While she’s basket-hopping,

We should turn out all right.

–Jonathan Caswell

* NEVER…seriously??????




While in my guard shack, I heard,

A roaring rumbling disturbed….

A quiet day

Slipping away,

While searching for adverbs.

A railroad locomotive roared,

This railfan had indeed scored…

Coming from where,

On the screen it was there,

I caught a glimpse, but no more!

Today I was almost asleep,

When a train came by pulling steep….

Up over the hill,

It was a thrill

To watch on the screen something neat.

I saw the “special” come down,

And later a freight came around…

But it’s still stinky,

The industrial dinky*

Is locked in its shed, with not a sound!


–Jonathan Caswell

* Industrial dinky…is a small switching locomotive used to move small numbers or railway cars around a factory.¬† Some factories may still have the track in place but no longer can economically use their rail service.