Getting Old is For the Birds…or something…

Published July 23, 2022 by Nan Mykel
Hundreds of drivers in Athens, Ohio pass this tree on Ohio University land daily, and if it's noticed it's to see if it's fallen yet. For years this state of affairs has continued. One day it won't be there any more, and neither will we.

Richland Ave. and 682 intersection


I don’t do jabberwok

I don’t do jive

If I don’t do rap

I’m hardly alive.

That tree, it’s me

But no longer thrive(s).


Reduced to talking to myself, eh?

What shall I say?

Waving at you from this post,

while putting jam on my toast.

Ouch, a


I know.

I JUST GOT A NOTE from my internet provider.  It’s 27 pages long (!!!), about the new “agreement.”

Tempted to quit,

Throwing a fit

No way


If I don’t see you agin

Say hi to my friends.

Written in my petticoat

on a slow boat

to the edge of the world,

sail unfurled.

Gotta run

It’s been fun….

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