Hardtack Rat: chewing on life one bite at a time

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    MicroPoem 111

    Photo by Wei Fukuyama on Unsplash A blue jay bathes hastily in a puddle Then perches in the branches above As an officer approaches from behind To maybe write a ticket for not stopping

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    MicroPoem 110

    Photo by Hillshire Farm on Unsplash Not an apple was ett But the sandwich was bit

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    MircoPoem 109

    Photo by Hans Isaacson on Unsplash Like a Duracell battery, mostly black This tree’s trunk is mainly a shade of gray Containing a copper hue, when seen closer up

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    MicroPoem 108

    Photo by Dane Deaner on Unsplash To anyone who says, “Ah ha, the tables have turned!” I would say, “Yay, I love turntables!” and leave grinning.

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    MicroPoem 107

    Photo by Hipster Mum on Unsplash What’s that sensation called before you sneeze? Like pure adrenaline pumped into your nostrils? Anyway, I pop a sneeze one time in the service.

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    MicroPoem 106

    Photo by Mathew Schwartz on Unsplash Waiting, as you do at funerals, I think How many people can this one foyer hold

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    MicroPoem 105

    Our cat, Charlie, is sometimes Broody or rude and, rarely, clingy Sometimes we like to do a “Dear Diary” I’m his voice, which is completely imaginary Of course…

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    MicroPoem 104

    Mix a Pomeranian and a poodle From Rosebud, and you get Rosie Or, as I call her, our little Pom-a-poozie

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    MicroPoem 103

    Photo by Live Richer on Unsplash Paying my taxes to Prairie County I discover the office for tax collecting With employees named Misti and Kristi

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    MicroPoem 102

    Photo by Modar Kajo on Unsplash STANZA 1 The best roads are those not on maps The dirt ones that are newly trekked Shifting seamlessly into rocks and cracks Hiked by all manner of life STANZA 2 You travel beside a river going bloop, bloop And follow the splish splash of wooden debris Stop near…