Tumblewords

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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Coyote Wash


I came upon a highway sign,
deep within the desert
in terrain of sand and dry.
Proclaimed it: 'Coyote Wash'.


Who puts the quarters in,
sprays on soap and turtle wax?
Who checks to see, behind the ears,
if all is clean and rightly dried?




Watercolor by Sue

Prompt by Totally Optional Prompts: Signs

20 comments:

paisley said...

so bright and playful!!!! i loved it!!!!

Jo said...

Yes, playful's the word (love the behind the ears line) and a lovely piece of accompanying art.

This Girl Remembers said...

What fun! And the last line is just perfect - I loved "rightly dried." Love the whole thing! :)

sister AE said...

HA! I love it.

Rethabile said...

Nicely paced. Made me think of the three little pigs (don't ask me why). Water-colour painting fits right in, too.

dick jones said...

Precisely the kind of questions one would ask in such bizarre circumstances. Neat & clever.

keith hillman said...

A little gem! Brightened up my day.

aka Danny Wise said...

So that's what goes on deep in the desert!

Mike Mc said...

Nicely done.

gautami tripathy said...

You made my day!


rooted

Rob Kistner said...

HaHaHa... LOL for certain! Very witty... ;)

Alan Bender said...

(^_^)> [;]

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

That would be the ACME Co.

Meep-meep. :)

Rose

xo

Sandy Carlson said...

What a lovely piece of at to accompany this fun poem.

Writer on Board said...

Love that Sue!

Madeleine said...

Very amusing!
Mad Kane

Linda said...

You just gotta love our language! This tickled my funny bone!

Deloved Dreamer said...

Sue, this is just wonderful. It fit's the prompt and your little water color is beautiful. You must tell me how you added it at the end of your poem. I am such a dummy but I love to both write draw and paint.

love-Melanie=bd

Inland Empire Girl said...

I loved this on Huckleberries. We saw a coyote on our winter drive today.... not a car wash in sight!!

Crafty Green Poet said...

very sweet!