by T. L. Sherwood

Let us arm the blades

of grass against

trampling feet


Mice bites are sharp

yet cats take them

down. Muskets for

all rodents!


Scaly lichen on rock

is prone to freezy

rain. Umbrella



for each strain

of my thoughts

that cannot see how



sent to class with

Uzis will foster


a learning past

that of killing 

being the best way

to deal with sad feelings


hurt grades and

those pesky major

differences of opinion


which surface when teachers

glide on murky puddles

to discuss what the second or

fourth amendments represent.