In case you are wondering what I kind of toys I got when I was a kid, here you go:
Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is TOOL. It used to be thought that tools were the province only of humans, but we now know that many animals, particularly birds and mammals use tools. Do you have a favorite? Share your tool inspired creation with us, and thanks
When I set up my first home
Everyone asked if I wanted stuff for my new place and I said of course!
I was very excited you see, to be setting up my own little place.
I asked for knives.
Lots and lots of knives.
I figure every well ordered home had knives, don’t they?
So I asked for knives
and a knife sharpener
and a first aid kit.
What do you need with so many knives? Everyone who asked somewhat were puzzled and for some reason they were a little apprehensive too.
” And band-aids, don’t forget the band-aids. I like the ones that look like bacon strips.”
That year I got lots of cool things, I mean my family and friends were super generous.
I Didn’t get any knives though.
Among the fondue pots ( got two of those ) and the Wok and the hot air popcorn popper I did get book about the benefits of meditation and about a dozen of those cds that play relaxing music and sounds from nature and I got a dvd of a coral reef and fish- it’s supposed to be soothing the cover says.
But like I said.
Not a single knife.
Thinking back on it, maybe I asked for too much. Maybe this time I’ll just ask for one thing.
Like an axe.
Photo A.M. Moscoso
On a fence
near my favorite cemetery
rings his bells
and calls saucily to me,
” Hey there friend, want to step inside? We’re having a great time and that’s no lie”
I said, ” Good day ” and prepared to stroll by
by the Fool on the fence said,
” You know you want in, I can see it in your eyes.”
I went to the fool and we stood nose to nose,
” Tell me Fool, go ahead, do I look like I want to sleep
with a bunch of dusty old bones?”
The Fool pushed his lips, right next to my ear.
” Not sleep, never sleep maybe feast on ten or more, what do you
say my little dark paramour?”
” I think if your were smarter, ” I said as I reached up
” You wouldn’t offer dinner to a woman who just wants lunch.”
RDP Monday: FOOL
When Spring arrives
and the Earth turns green and comes alive and the Sun warms my face and my bones
chilled to the core
by the Winter and its friends Ice and Snow
I could just pull my eyes out of my
and stamp all over them with my sassy summer sandals
pinch my feet
I hate the Spring.
I hate listening to cats looking for sex all night long.
the smell of fertilizer that stinks up the air
because everyone turns into
Old McDonald or that little girl in ” The Secret Garden
and they want to make ‘green things grow.’
Piffle! Stinky horrible PIFFLE
The only thing I like about Spring and the Summer
is when people
go outside and worship the Sun
and I can see their skin sort of mummify right there, in slow motion
and the air smells like barbequed food
and if you are really lucky
you can see yellow jackets fly off with pieces of meat from picnic tables.
Spring is a tease
it’s like Summer without the attitude
and it means that the Winter
RDP Friday: SPRING
Photo A.M. Moscoso
I use to snap the ears off of my Sister’s chocolate Easter bunnies because I was her big sister and sort of a jerk at times.
Funny thing is, I hated chocolate. I never ate it, the little ears ended up floating in the toilet.
When my Sister grew up she got a real rabbit and named it Chloe.
One day I was at my Sister’s house and I was petting Chloe and my sister showed up in the doorway and said,
” Keep you hands away from her ears. ”
It probably needed to be said.