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LATE TO BED AND…

LATE TO BED AND…

One day this week he slept in,

And then things hit the fan…

If anyone could fall asleep at work

I’ll bet he can!

The water heater sprung a leak,

Maintenance was called too late…

They had to dry the wall studs out

And suck up an indoor lake.

Getting things off the floor

Loaded up the bed…

He barely had room enough

To lay his sleepy head.

A metal frame poked his back

As he got a couple of hours…

Machinery noise drying out the rug

Just gave him groggy glowers.

An early start the next few days

For appointments…his and hers…

No time to rest all this week,

In conditions so adverse.

–Jonathan Caswell

THE WARY PIGEON

THE WARY PIGEON

Did you hear of the foolish pigeon

Who wanted to warm up a smidgen…

In the chiller room

With machinery boom,

Whose prospects turned so Stygian?

Machinery was loud,

The reason there’s never a crowd…

Of pigeons in there

In vibrating air,

Their hearing is over-endowed.

The pigeon paced the room floor

Not able to take anymore…

Soon as it could it flew,

Got warier too,

For now it knew what was in store!

–Jonathan Caswell