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Old 03-24-2017, 11:30 AM   #1366
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Dogwalking

She walked two dogs,
Beggar and Poo-Poo.

One was a terrier
the other a schitz.

I’ll let you decide.



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Old 03-24-2017, 11:40 AM   #1367
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Old 05-01-2017, 10:11 PM   #1368
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That was easy, kenny

anyway, not quite the season, but




fine weather withers
away yellow leaves - leaves way
for green ice cinders
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Old 05-01-2017, 10:18 PM   #1369
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That was easy, kenny

anyway, not quite the season, but




fine weather withers
away yellow leaves - leaves way
for green ice cinders
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Old 06-08-2017, 06:28 AM   #1370
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The Awakening

In the covfefe moonlight
shimmering like eternal dawn
Tinkerbell fades, scratching
her tiny balls, consciousness
shrinking, fading away only
to return at dawn, to reiterate
to double down on the madness


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Old 07-28-2017, 05:45 AM   #1371
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Someone somewhere made the mistake of suggesting I post some poetry. I will if you will. It doesn't have to be any good (as you will quickly see for yourself). I mainly focus on haibun, but here is something light-hearted I was inspired to write when my boys were young. I assert my copyright, such that that matters.

Age of Boys

Once upon a time, Boys ruled the Earth,
and the power of flight was attained
through bikes and scrap-wooden ramps.
(The True Believers could achieve much more,
hawk-riding thermals above the street lamps,
dangling from their Levi's jean-jacket sleeves.)

Sorcerers were clad in magic sneakers,
imbued with the ability to run faster,
jump higher, than the mortal neighbor brats.
Oh, Talisman of Power, the red sport logo!

Horrific weapons of warfare were crafted
from scrap lumber, tin pails, and dirt.
Holy Wars raged through eternal Saturdays;
resurrections of the Righteous
and the Unrighteous as even the slain
were called to dinner.

Loyalty was sworn in blood and spit,
bravery and cowardice revealed during
The Ritual Climbing of Mr. Miller's Trees.

Boys spoke all the Animal Tongues:
language of Toad and Salamander,
Robin, Crow, and Lower Dog.

They lived in the woods, their days
a meander along old Indian trails
and the muddy creekbed of the Amazon.

Then in sudden cataclysm
the Age of Boys was over
(a new species was the cause).
Scholars now study that ancient world,
that primitive time,
before the Age of Girls.
You did well.
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Old 08-09-2017, 09:07 AM   #1372
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The Best Part of Waking Up
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Kenny A. Chaffin
All Rights Reserved © 2017 Kenny A. Chaffin


I found glistening squirrel guts smeared all over my concrete patio. I knew they were squirrel guts because…..well, let’s not get into that… Flies were buzzing in the morning sun and I could hear scratching, clawing, snuffling at the perimeter fences. Raccoons, skunks, possums I presumed and the feral cats from the neighbor’s houses. Shadows of hawks floated over the newly mown grass. Crows and ravens waited in the branches. I held the warm cup to my chest, inhaled deeply and smiled. After a moment, I closed the sliding glass door, turned, and refilled the cup with hot fresh Folgers.

Kenny A. Chaffin – 8/9/2017

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Old 08-09-2017, 09:22 PM   #1373
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👏 Very nice, Kenny. The part about the squirrel guts warmed my heart. 👍
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�� Very nice, Kenny. The part about the squirrel guts warmed my heart. ��
Ah, There you are....I almost....and may yet....dedicate this to you Mr. Sharpe.
Definitely had you and Folgers in mind as I wrote it.
I Know you love your Folgers almost as much as me.

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👏 Very nice, Kenny. The part about the squirrel guts warmed my heart. 👍
Indeed. Rotten varmints.

When I was a girl and New York was overrun by the critters, our governor, Rocky, (how's that for coincidence?) advocated running over them with your car as the only way to curtail the population. Far nicer to think of natural predators getting a meal.
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Indeed. Rotten varmints.

When I was a girl and New York was overrun by the critters, our governor, Rocky, (how's that for coincidence?) advocated running over them with your car as the only way to curtail the population. Far nicer to think of natural predators getting a meal.
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