Junival 28, 41 A.B.
green man in a terrible rush
A Fable Without Much Of A Moral (But It Does Have Quite A Few Vowels)
Ok, so I wake up today to a cool, sunny morning. The kind of cool
morning and morning light which immediately reminded me of those September
days when I used to venture out into crisp, clear air shortly after the
break of day and stand waiting for the school bus to come and take me away
like that eagle used to pick at and take away pieces of Prometheus's liver
after the gods tied him to a rock for giving man fire or knowledge (whatever).
It was all I could do to roll over and go back to merciful sleep....
And You Think YOU Have Problems?
Ok, so here's the deal. We have new neighbors. They're over
there - right next door. I helped our old neighbors move last
Thursday, so I'm pretty sure it's not them. I've caught an occasional
glimpse of these new people, too, and they look nothing like our old neighbors.
(I.e., the male seems to have black hair - not brown.) Strange cars
have appeared in the driveway over there. Strange lights are in the
windows at night.
This is my friend, Buckhorn. Buckhorn is a member of the plantain family. Although Buckhorn is considered a serious pest by most people with lawns, I love my Buckhorn all the same. It is one of 200 species of plantain in the world, six of which are prevalent in the U.S. (my country!). June is its first and best month here in Ohio. Buckhorn, bless its little leaves (which can grow a half-foot or more in length), is a perennial. It originally came from Europe but you'd never know that to hear it talk. A shy plant, perhaps self-conscious of its accent, it hardly talks at all. Interestingly, "shy" Buckhorn's flower stalks frequently exceed 12" in height. Despite this, they make very poor dildos.
you know all about my friend, Buckhorn.
If anyone ever stole my Buckhorn from me, I'd cry.
And Another Thing....
Detroit has about 80,000 street lights.
(©Now by Dan
Birtcher under the direct supervision of a helpful snapdragon)
P.S. - The area shaded
in red is the habitat range of the firefly (a.k.a., "lightning bug").