It’s all about — a walk in the park

The leafs litter the ground in pre-decom


             The lady shuffles through, ready to sue


As the leafs ought to know better–or, the trees,

with all their committees.

She’ll sue the county for letting the trees live.

she’ll sue the county for the changing of colours.

she’ll sue the sweeper, the inspector, the mayor and doctor;

She’ll sue the police, the ranger, the children of actors.

She swears. She’ll sue.


Believe.  I believe.  So, I say I will sue too!

I’ll sue the source!  I’ll sue the trees, for being bad trees.

I’ll sue the leafs (for falling of course!)

i’ll sue the squirrel, the pigeon, and the gypsy horse!


You can’t.  Don’t be daft!

She quipped as she laughed.


from niggling to giggling in one breath

where others  pray for her early death.


13 thoughts on “It’s all about — a walk in the park

  1. Elizabeth says:

    So many images. I love your Twitter poetry as well.

  2. That’s so pretty and it makes me want to better understand the music of poetry. Thank you;)))

    • coyotetooth says:

      It’s that thud thud thud you get when walking and photographing . . . I’m certain you’ve heard the rhythm, as you have some amazing photos!

  3. Angela says:

    I can’t find a good spot for this on your blog (beautiful fall poetry doesn’t seem to fit) but In the spirit of all things awesome and chain letter, I’ve nominated you for the Liebster award – you can check out the post here

  4. […] It’s all about — a walk in the park. […]

  5. lauriemit says:

    Enjoyed reading this one. The visual images and the “knowing” of who this woman is. I’m still smiling.

  6. PoetJanstie says:

    Refreshingly authentic and compelling poem. I enjoyed it very much.

  7. Your poetry is as beautiful as your photography. Your site is wonderful.

  8. LaurieMit says:

    Such a lovely poem. Left me smiling.

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