Change Reactions

The few deciduous trees blaze with the intense autumnal changes

The few pine trees stoically remain unchanged, green, unaffected

The few elms just have leaves, then drop them off, and look naked

The variety resembles individual human reactions to life’s changes

TR

Aliens Really Exist

Watching War of the Worlds

fighting aliens with Tom Cruise

Not even aware that

beneath our own house

sinister tentacles burrow stealthily

Just as an alien pulls Tom

up into its evil grasp

my husband shouts from

the bathroom

“The tub is flooded and

the toilet’s overflowing!”

Scramble to stop the double deluge

movie and aliens forgotten

Water came from the dishwasher!

Call the plumber, who

after using the Snake

destroyed the alien

limbs that had taken over

our pipes

Evil extraterrestrials called Elms

from the planet Earth!

 

TR