Peevish Pen

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I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), and several Kindle ebooks.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Maggie in the Woods

Maggie in the Woods with Diamonds
(with apologies to the Beatles)

Picture yourself on a path in the forest
With golden-green trees and setting-sun skies.
Somebody woofs; you snap off a picture—
A dog with kaleidoscope eyes.


Maggie in the woods with diamonds, etc.

Last week, when I snapped this picture of Maggie with the setting sun at her back, I had no idea her eyes would turn out so, er, ghostly. It’s as if she doesn’t have eyes at all.

Anybody remember Little Orphan Annie and her dog Sandy? They didn’t have eyes either.

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