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THEY WERE SWARMING

THEY WERE SWARMING

I don’t know what the problem was,

But a lot of blue lights* flashed,

Nearly every mile or two

Some poor guy’s bad luck hatched…

Though some had vehicles towed off

I’m glad I wasn’t one,

I’ve spent my time on the roadside

And at night it isn’t fun!

–Jonathan Caswell

* In Massachusetts…that means THE COPS!!!!  🙂

FLUFFER, NOT NUTTER

FLUFFER, NOT NUTTER

 

What–pray tell–is this eider-down,

Floating on the breeze…

Some describe it swirling around

As stuff from cottonwood trees.

Since this is the North East

And cottonwoods live “down South”…

There might be a few around here,

Near a river’s mouth.

Hard to imagine,

But I think it is a weed…

Gathered by the roadside

Disgorging all this seed!

Those cute dandelion flowers,

A spot of yellow cheer…

So early in the springtime

Have gone to seed for the first time this year.

The seeds have fluffy parachutes

That float high on the wind…

We’ll see more of these great clouds,

As the warmth of summer moves in.

The dandelion’s tap-root

Is deep and plenty tough…

If anyone wants to cook dandelion greens,

There’ll be way more than enough!!!

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

 

NEAR THE END OF THE…

 

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NEAR THE END OF THE…

 

Driving north this morning

Along (Rte.) One forty-six,

I saw a lovely rainbow

The ends to drive betwixt…

I drove around a corner,

One end was close at hand:

I’d never been that close before

To where the rainbow lands!

I couldn’t stop to check the woody

Roadside where the rainbow went,

I didn’t see leprechauns

(Perhaps the gold was spent)…

As soon as I drove underneath

The car was hit with spray

From the next storm front to hit…

The rainbow went away!

 

–Jonathan Caswell

(picture, courtesy of Google Images)