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That Wise Old Owl
by Terrie Leigh Relf
Remember that poem? You probably had to memorize it as a child. Or maybe your parents and grandparents would recite it whenever you weren’t listening or otherwise behaving like they wanted. I heard that poem quite a bit growing up. I still hear it playing through my mind, interrupting my concentration at the oddest times—especially now when I’m misbehaving again. Maybe writing my own version will help me focus. You want me to be more focused, right? Thought you would . . .
A cheating asshole sits in his chair,
the less he screams, the more cuts I make.
The more cuts I make, the sooner he’ll die . . .
Why can’t we find an honest guy?!
Well, that helped. It’s not like my version will win any awards, but it seriously helped me focus. Perhaps I should write more often, as you are clearly, blissfully, and finally dead. Not that it will keep me from misbehaving, though. This was just too much fun.
Fiction © Copyright Terrie Leigh Relf
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
More from author Terrie Leigh Relf:
The Sisterhood of the Blood Moon
For thousands of Earth years, the Transgalactic Consortium has had a quiet interest in this planet and its inhabitants, the Haurans. While the Sisterhood of the Blood Moon works together with the Consortium and Haurans to maintain balance in the universe, the Blood Moon is fast approaching. The power of this moon reveals untold secrets . . . including a sacred covenant with the Mora Spiders. There is an ancient pact that needs to be honored—but at what cost and for whose purpose? The world may come to an end. But will there be a chance for a new beginning?