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I dressed two hares this morning
harvested on a morning stroll
through a near silent peaceful pasture
just as dawn gave way to day.

They were tough and old and lean
unlike I (at least the lean part)
so now they will tenderize
in the pressure cooker
which has yet to come to a boil.
So I leave them be,
go to my familiar recliner,
turn on the tube.

Riots, looting, protests, death
here within our melting pot.
Worse than I have ever seen
in my 67 years.
Thank God I live near a small town.
Damned useless politicians.

There goes the whistle!
as steam escapes the cooker.
With a groan I arise
to cap the steam.

Of course the cap lets some steam out.
So back to the tube.
More killings in Chicago;
and D.C.;
and New York.
Arson in Portland,
Just another day.....

Well if I must hear of guns and smoke
I'll change channels and watch Gunsmoke
where at least Matt Dillon and the good guys win
and I can think of


TOOT! the pressure is too high
so I go turn the heat down.
Don't want the pressure to build too high
lest the cooker blow to the sky.

Back to T.V.
D.C. has decided to print more money
BTW a black child has been killed.....gang related.
Matt is now back drinking coffee
and I think
of pressure cookers
with no heat control.....

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OK here I go again abusing ya'll with a non-rhymer
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I am going to assume, that Matt is the morning-show host? I like the way that you have relegated the black-child to beneath
a comment about the government printing more money, as though it is of the least importance to the world. Nothing that I would change. ~ Geez.

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Nope. Matt Dillon of Gunsmoke. And I'm pleased the fact that the media attaches almost no importance to black on black crime came through. Thanks for dropping by

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Drew me in and held my attention through to the end..

Enjoyed. Obi.

Good of you to drop in and leave such kind words

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