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L,B'XXX 2009-04-16 19:14

"Jaspar's Up a Tree Again"
 
"Jaspar's Up a Tree Again"

Jaspar's up a tree again
Looking down from a swaying branch
Livid that I should be so lucky
Seeing me with an iron focused on the edge
People passing by but the house has my interest

First one side and 2 more
Legs squared and tapered
Shoppers bring their bags by
Gawk like they've never been on tv before
A casual menacing glance is all he gives

Glued sheet on concrete upside down
Precision with visual obscurity
Double check to see if it's uniform
We chuckle as the newsprint is discovered
And disappear in an instant

BJH
4/16/2009

L,B'XXX 2009-04-18 14:35

Okay, nobody's commenting on my dream about me and Hugh Laurie refinishing furniture. That's okay.

Amadeus 2009-04-19 10:45

HAHA, I'm glad I caught that second post before commenting - are you serious? It makes a lot of sense if you are.

My first guess was that it was about a dream, or something dreamy and that the instant disappearance at the end was waking up. Quite a pleasent read I must say.

L,B'XXX 2009-04-19 11:40

Yup, we were veneering a coffee table out on the sidewalk of a local shopping plaza. The last leg was away from him and once he put the glued surface on the leg and then looked at it we realized it wasn't wood veneer but newspaper that had been glued on. We had a chuckle about it and I woke up.
I'd been watching Home and Garden Tv earlier and was fascinated watching them iron the veneer on the edge of a table. I guess that stuck with me along with watching House before I went to sleep.

Amadeus 2009-04-19 13:31

"But the house has my..." Oooooo what a low one.

But I think I'm missing out a little bit in the beginning, is Jaspar reference to something or someone special?

L,B'XXX 2009-04-19 16:10

Sorry about that. Those first couple lines just popped into my head and I used them for a "fly on the wall" type observance.

Amadeus 2009-04-19 16:28

Sorry? Whatever for?
I figured it was something like that, but you never know. Definetly has a place in that printed collection I'm sure is coming out one of these days.

L,B'XXX 2009-04-19 17:05

Well, I got into one competition so that's a start. ;) Time, dear heart, time. But thanks for the kicks in the ass, too.


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