peaceful opossum

why shape perfect wye
opossum posing in his dream
sleeping ten to five

neck tail tip touching
forming ball parallel sea
changing point of view

facing me next pool
hammering causing him strife
sleeping in tree top

plantation opossum
how do you keep from falling
may i spoon with you

disturbing noises
cannot crawl out from under
adaptable friend

can’t imagine finding
new home in five minutes
gifted tranquil wise

valentine opossum
watching animal planet
sipping club soda

sharing lite lunch
“my heart BEETS for you salad”
icicle free nap

your heart won’t thank you
take fave opossum to lunch
heart cookie cutter

dagger through my heart
stalactites verse stalagmite
doesn’t matter which

self-possessed opossum
narcissistic traits
destroying roof crest
___

(he showed me his mask
animal dyslexia
he was a raccoon)

(still two syllables
too tired to change his name
raccoon plays opossum)

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7 thoughts on “peaceful opossum

  1. Something of a non sequitur: Back in the 1970s, my uncle drove a ’60s-vintage Oldsmobile Toronado with a bumper sticker on it that read: “Eat Mo’ Possum.” I lived then in deep southeast Missouri. The bumper sticker was from some tavern over in the Missouri Ozarks. Oh well.

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