Poetry Break: I Did Not Kill the Canada Goose

Birdslaughter has been heavy on my mind
golfing on a Monday I hit a goose
with a long nine iron shot that landed in a gaggle of Canada Geese on the third hole
bird down!

Convulsing
causing my guilt to go pulsating
but the fellow righted himself and looked a bit stunned
like gas in the United States I was a bit fracked
and with guilt racked
so I played through a bit rattled
hoping the witnesses would not tattle
but thrown for a loop when an old a massive dead goose was carted away on a Friday
but wait my hit on the bird was a Monday!
which I only realized was not the Friday death day
the bird police have no grounds to haul me away
as a result of this tragic day
I suppose then tonight I need not pray for forgiveness for a deed I did not commit
crudely said it is great not feeling like shit

Robert K. Stephen

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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