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Photo finish Friday: “In a pickle”

The odd-shaped pickle.

The odd-shaped pickle.

I’m in a bit of a pickle.
I don’t know what to say
About this green sweet midget
I found just the other day.
Some say it looks like a mitten;
Others, a cactus gone awry.
I say it looks like a device
I’ve heard some give a try.
There is a pick up line
About nickel to tickle a pickle.
I say the shape of this one
Might just be the pickle tickle
As the holiday approaches
And Summer flows into the air
I want to solve this issue
So I can enter without a care.
If you have any idea
Of what this shape is about
Then please let me know
So I will no longer have any doubt.

A Vlasic classic?

A Vlasic classic?

–Photos and poem by David E. Booker

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Haiku to you Thursday: “Spores”

Spores on my windshield. /

Pollen fairy dusts my car. /

Sneeze greets morning sun.

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Haiku to you Thursday: “Moments now”

Love lives not in moments gone /

nor moments to come /

but in moments now.

[Editor’s note: This haiku is 7-5-5 instead of the more traditional 5-7-5 syllables per line arrangement.]

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Photo finish Friday: “Hippo-naughty-ic”

Dirty Dancing in the wild.

Dirty Dancing in the wild.

Oh my
the hippopotami
have come to try
and drive me away.

I undressed
to my birthday best
to take my rest
on a hot day.

I did not know
it was no place to go
that I could not show
my full display.

I have caused unrest
put nature to the test
because I undressed
and tried to stay.

One big old brute
did not like my birthday suit
so I gave him the salute
and he huffed my way.

With no pants
I had little chance
to make a stance
or have my say.

I now must leave
but please don’t grieve
and don’t yet believe
I am human filet.

–poem by David E. Booker

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Haiku to you Thursday: “Shattered”

Seeing who I am /

frightens the monster within /

shattering myself.

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An unfortunate juxtaposition

The headline meaning is clear, or is it?

The headline meaning is clear, or is it?

An unfortunate juxtaposition

It was an unfortunate juxtaposition
An editorially poor rendition
And a layout contradiction
Of the work being done that day.

The ladies were up in the air
Arms and legs wide without a care
And the photographer “froze” them there:
A fine photo some might say.

But a headline was then put in place
Above their wide-open pose embrace
Each with a smile upon her face
And things came out another way.

The headline read: “Let’s go, Beavers”
And for those who are “mis-perceivers”
The headline was an overachiever
Of the double entendre sort of sway.

Some members of the fourth estate
To this day cannot contemplate
How such a printing came to state
Something that put such a pun in play.

So let this be today’s object lesson
About laying out a front-page section
And how others can have a perception
Where you place things a certain way.

–poem by David E. Booker

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Photo finish Friday: “Wedding dress”

An unlucky dress?

An unlucky dress?

Wedding dress

Wedding dress, wedding dress beside the road
In a plastic bag, story untold.
Was it for a marriage gone terribly bad?
Or was the bride free and very glad?
Was it tossed out in spite and anger?
Discarded maybe after he strangled her?
Was she elated to see him go
And she tossed it out just for show?
The button on the bag said it was “EASY”
Was it really or was it simply sleazy?
The dress in question raises questions galore
Some answers we know, for others we want more.

Abandoned in a bag with a red button on the side.

Abandoned in a bag with a red button on the side.

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