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Tuesday, May 08, 2007


by Robert M. Chute

Energized by epiphanies and electoral
collegiality Skeleton meandered
in his garden, communing with roses.
He no longer wore his ten-gallon
hat (which actually held three quarts).
Only Nosey, the newsboy's dog, noticed
Skeleton wore only his thin skin, dry bones
rattling within. Nosey, who knew a
thing or two about bones, barked
until guards, aids, came running
to wrap a robe around Skeleton. But
there was a leak (it may have been Nosey).
Yellow journalists cried. Skeleton's
staff denied. Pundits prophesied.
Security shuddered. The people
worried about Erectile Dysfunction
and Restless Leg Syndrome.

Robert M. Chute’s book from JustWrite Books, Reading Nature, poetry based on scientific articles, is available from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.