A Chapter by Dave Brown

a trial


While working in my garden

Pulling weeds from every place

I also pulled up a little man

With a beard all over his face


Bit of a shock I must admit

Then I remembered we’d met before

Because in the garden deep

He operated a ‘down to earth’ bookstore


Things living amongst the soil

Could climb down for books to view

This applied to each entity

Except the garden shrew


The worms all behaved responsibly

As did each and every gnat

Even as did the great gobblin gopher

Who was exceptionally unhealthily fat


But apparently, there’d been some conflict

With vested volumes rarely returned

Combined with many missing manuscripts

Meant, the shrew’s library card was burned


The shrew then sued the library

Tho’ its council was easy to follow

The lawyer he’d hired was a cat

And the complaint ended, with a swallow

© 2020 Dave Brown

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Tempting to go crazy about your wild-a*s train of thought here. But instead I have to compliment you on your complete lack of inhibition when it comes to shoveling corn (you cornball!) I swear, you have not a shred of uppity bullshit pretension in you & that's what I love about you so much. As soon as you said a guy with a beard underground . . . nevermind (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 10 Months Ago

Dave Brown

10 Months Ago

BG it is good to hear that you are not now a cooling pile of burned ash
to contradict your we.. read more

10 Months Ago

JEALOUS!!! (of rain!)
Dave Brown

10 Months Ago

Yeah, although I hate it, I feel blessed
Sounds like you have an enchanted gnome living in your garden. :)

Posted 10 Months Ago

Dave Brown

10 Months Ago

Good evening Ana Papaya
you are one of the few people that responds to my pedantic efforts so.. read more
Ana Papaya

10 Months Ago

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