Prairie Dogs in Green-Checked Jackets   Leave a comment


I hear
“spam-sucking trailer trash”

and remember
who were in our pink and white
tin trailer with no yard
in Belle Fouche, South Dakota

mom read stories of prairie dogs
in green-checked jackets and matching caps

my imperfect dad
though no more trash than anyone
opened his silver lunchbox
“Guess what’s in it?”

I didn’t expect a fur baby
with sweet paws and tiny tail
Bunny sat cleaning her mitts
and I imagined her in green-checked
jacket with tiny tam

one day we carried her across the stream
from trailerland to live in Rabbitville
where there are no such things
as trashy bunnies

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Posted March 25, 2012 by strongjacksonpoet54 in Uncategorized

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