to leap or not to leap

to leap or not to leap
that is the question
whether i’m sadder in the pond
should i miss my mark
or gladder where i am
alone in the dark
the land seems far
i can barely see its shore
but a lightning bug glow
illuminates the score
if i leap and fall short
what a fool i’d be
to give up my pad
or perhaps i’ll feel bolder
moving past what i had
i curl my toes
and spring-load my legs
take a deep breath
and give all my might!
a burst of fresh air
away, i feel free
and line up my spot
knowing if i miss
the leap’s worth a shot

stinky skunk

the stinky skunk
thinked and thunk
her scent was rather charming
but those she knew
found the pew
crude and quite alarming
she tried a bath
to nix the chaff
the smell got even stronger
with loads of soap
and swishes of Scope
it lingered even longer
the scent so bad
the skunk got sad
no friends to run and play
instead she hid
way off the grid
to keep the whiffs away
until one eve
when she met Steve
an equally reeky pig
alone no more
aromas galore
they danced a smelly jig

sixes

the number six is maybe the best
six six six six six six six
better than prime it’s evenly perfect
every number wants to be six
superior highly composite six
perfect harmonic divisor six
six six six six six six six
so many sixes i might get six

pinky toes

my pinky toes point upward
up upward to the sky
from above they look so silly
and even more so from the side

they look a little iffy
and pretty out of place
they’re rather super funky
pointing up to space

i’ve never really used them
except to draw a crowd
but even though they’re useless
they make me very proud

uniqueness is a blessing
no matter what the form
it’s the perfect way of living
divergent from the norm

parched

oh desert dry desert
would you have just a tiny bit of water?
i’m afraid you make living quite grim
even the oases are seeing things
might you spare just a drop or two of rain?
even a half would be fine
without just a drip, not even a sip,
surely the cacti will die
my skin is like toast
burnt like a roast
gasping for liquid relief
i’m really quite desperate
please show me a creek!
this could be the end for me