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Thursday, April 6, 2017

ALTERNATE EXPLANATION



That roach on the bathroom floor
was flat on its back
so I figured it was fixin' to die
(not always the case with humans similarly positioned
with a randy look in their eye)

respecting its process
(I've read Kafka)
I left it in peace
figuring tomorrow I'd give it
a proper burial
after dark
in the neighbor's yard

but when I went in there
it had up and disappeared
apparently righting itself
at some point
and hauling ass
which told me something
after I thought about it
'bout never counting anyone out
even when it looks to you
like the fat lady's opening her mouth...
it could just be you know
she's gonna stuff another donut in there

there is
of course
the alternate explanation...

the cat ate it


28 comments:

  1. Irreverent, witty, with a nice surprise at the end!

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  2. I like Ur alternative explanation a lot, AZ friend, cuz animal protein certainly does wonders 4 2 legged and 4 legged cats ... smiles ... Love, cat.

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  3. ahahahaha this is soo clever and witty :D

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  4. I liked the part about the donut and the lady with the possibility of the cat. It looks like the cockroach got away.

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    1. Just hoping he went to visit the neighbors.

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    1. They will eat just about anything!

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  6. which told me something
    after I thought about it
    'bout never counting anyone out

    This is a wise observation.

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  7. We just never know about the resilience of the human (or the cockroach) spirit.

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  8. Thanks for the laughs. I'd never leave a cockroach alone. And first I thought it was a pot stub. We use to call those roaches.

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    1. Don't they still call them roaches? Unless I'm out of touch, which is highly likely.

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  9. Oh goodness, I needed this bit of humor.

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