Uncle Tree’s Temptress

Illustrated by Aaron Pocock

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She came to me one morning
without a leaf to bear.
I needed no fair warning
from the lass with twiggy hair.

She tickled my fancy twice,
and then brushed against me thrice.
The warm-up was very nice, but
her next move came with a price.

I paid for it dearly, and tipped her properly.
Then I asked,
“See you again next Friday?”

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About My Father’s Business

Keith and Dad

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The biggest man I know

is not really big at all

He’s always near to lend an ear

or to catch me when I fall

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The wisest man I know

doesn’t claim to know it all

Though it’s plainly clear my father dear

is willing to heed the call

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The greatest man I know

didn’t know he’d grown a tree

Although he knew just what to do

to bring out the best in me

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Way Beyond Terms

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Excess time limits

Zeroes claim sufficiency

Always more to gain

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Speed loses it’s thrill

Passing belies danger

Too slow to fly right

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Leftovers with bite

Words left out two nights to spoil

Lines become homeless

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Meanings foster mold

Language to languish over

Properly kiss mine

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To the bitter end

Middle ages fly faster

Hellish days drag on

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Spread the crap around

Bottom foundations in growth

Tree’s sanctuary

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Terms slip on sweet fruit

Wear them in then wear them out

Face a toothless grin

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