Today's poem is by Ellen Foos

Audacity and Fish Food

I feed my fish an extra pinch
to encourage their rampant increase.
I worship Our Lady of the Iguanas,
who wears a crown of mesmerized reptiles.
Women who ignore the manual
are the most likely to wander down a rabbit hole.

I take the left lane that is closing ahead,
knowing I've got tickets to a charity raffle,
so somebody will go home happy.
It's okay to stir instead of shake
the remaining ingredients.

Copyright © 2016 Ellen Foos All rights reserved
from The Remaining Ingredients
Ragged Sky Press
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