UPDATE: For those of you who didn’t have a chance to listen to POETRY PALS yesterday morning on KSMU Public Radio, you missed a great reading by Charity Jordan from Springfield-Greene County Library District. Charity read a poem by Jane Yolen, “Calling Home,” and one by Carole Boston Weatherford, “What My Kinfolk Taught Me,” from an anthology titled I REMEMBER, POEMS AND PICTURES OF HERITAGE, edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins. Don’t forget to tune in next Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. for the next reading!
This is how you remove a skunk from your back yard. You call in an expert. Thanks Southwest Nuisance Wildlife Control. Bye-bye little skunk. Hope you have a good life, only somewhere else. Back to work today without the worry about that little issue.
As he departed I was reminded of one of the first poems I ever wrote for kids. It’s in a book somewhere but I don’t remember which one.
Lowly skunk, all stink and phew,
Secretly I envy you.
I’ve been taught, when things are bleak,
To smile and turn the other cheek,
While you, fulfilling heart’s desire,
Raise your tail, take aim, and fire.
(c) David L. Harrison, all rights reserved