The circus

I remember the Christmas

when the circus came to town.

A few of the kids in my class

skipped school

to see the show.

***

There was a murmuring

in class as

those of us remaining

began to notice the

growing number of

empty desks.

***

“Skipped school to see the circus?!”

We whispered among ourselves.

“Luckeee!

***

However, the next day,

many of the desks

remained empty, and

our teacher told us that

our classmates were

in the hospital suffering from

severe poisoning,

but they would be OK.

***

Furthermore, she explained,

it wasn’t the circus that

was in town,

but a home that was being

fumigated for insects.

***

Again,

there was

murmuring

in class …

***

“A home being fumigated for insects?!”

We whispered among ourselves.

“Luckeee!”

Bare in mind

Per the Trefological calendar:

the New Year does not officially begin until February the 1st.

December 31st is therefore considered a Pre-New Year event.

… So from all of me

to parts of you,

I wish you a happy and prosperous 31 day Pre-New Year.

And remember!


Though mortal coil

can go down stairs

like the Slinky do …

Be careful!

As you may still be

connected to it


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If I could have any

ten historical figures

over for dinner,

I would choose:

***

One: Pot luck.

Two: My famous potato salad.

And,

Three: What-ever dishes the

historical figures bring

***

Because I can’t cook.

And I, sure as hell, am

not going to embarrass myself

in front of the Three Stooges


**  Don’t forget to leave out a letter of apology to Zander, Klaus!  **