Thursday, June 30, 2011

Poem of the Week

When Armadillos and Ibises Lounge....

Thunder in the distance
over the dense swamps and palm trees
a family of armadillos huddles together
in a nest overlooking
the rapids.

Last year one armadillo fell out onto a rock below
got carried downstream
and landed on a beach
when his family finally found him

he was sitting under an umbrella
wearing sunglasses and listening to
Elvis Presley on the radio
while an alligator swam in the lake
and a flock of white ibises
roasted marshmallows over an open campfire.

Copyright 2011 Julie Kovacs

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