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


Posted March 25, 2012 by strongjacksonpoet54 in Uncategorized

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