gnaws on my skin
Gashes down to bone
Tills nothing but dust.
Dust flakes fly around
Dancing back and forth
Taunting to breaking point;
Until nervousness makes one
Hide under bed like a dog
Scare of fireworks;
Not wanting to come out again.
Moonlight. Theater spotlights. Flashlight beams.
Search lights finding someone in dark.
Crayon. One of many duplo blocks. Magic marker.
Wheat. Grains. Corn on the cob.
Flashing traffic lights for slowing going.
Eyes of wolves. Eyes of owls.
Fall leaves. Straw from scarecrows.
Singing canary. Goldfinch. Warbler.
Goldenrod Crab Spider.
Golden retrievers. Labradors. Carolina Dog.
Palomino horses. Cream cats.
Bees. Hornets wit stingers. Honey
Giraffe. Leopard. Cheetah.
Box of Cheerios.
Sunflowers. Buttercups. Daffodils.
School crossing sign. Slow sign. Deer sign.
Emergency Vehicle sign. Bicycle sign.
Slippery when wet sign.
Placing a injured in emergency truck.
Mustard. Cheese. Sour lemons.
Peppers. Morning scrambled eggs.
Butter. Bananas. Mac and Cheese.
Big bird from Sesame Street.
Bird’s feet. Golden compass.
Aged old maps.
I love your taste
But cannot eat you
For you’re mixed
With names I do not know.
I ate you when I was young
Not knowing what you really were.
Now I reject you
As I walk down isle
For now I leave healthy life
Eating fresh foods;
Names I know that are on the back
I still love you
But we must part ways
For taste is now sour in my mouth.
Days grow colder
Fall swirls out
To make Winter
Blow in with
Gust of force
Dressed in white.
They waddle in their tuxedos
Straight line traveling to other home.
From coldest area world has known
They waddle forward heads held high.
Bellies full of food
Which they will store for food
They waddle onward towards other home.
For other home they travel
Is where they bring new life
Away from water edges
They will travel day and night.
They will travel far
To reach their home before a storm.
I rest my head under an oak tree
In yonder pasture among tall grasses
Felt the wind brush my hair aside
As if to wish me good night
Soothing music rustled trees
I close my eyes to sleep under the oak tree.