The plastic geese across the street
patriotic ribbons adorn their necks
complete with stars and stripes,
sentries across the front lawn
A patriotic noose for the birds’
Summer reading program
at the local library
showing R. L. Stein movies
on the TV screen
just above the shelves
of my daughter’s requested author
of children’s literature.
My head interrupts the movie
as I guitiily search for a book.
Our local library journey distracted
by a loud movie based on
the “literature” for the
summer “reading” program.
The “like” button on Facebook
doesn’t make sense.
No, I don’t “like”
that a friend has resigned,
that a child has died,
that I am home with a sick child throwing up.
How is it that these posts get a thumbs up?
Perhaps it is the hope for the future,
the joining of humanity,
or something else that compels
people to press “like” when
another button is really needed.
Every day I find
the everyday error
of the words “every” and “day” joined
when that is not correct.
Why this grates my nerves so,
I do not know?
The confusion of an adverb with an adjective?
The syntax error of the meaning of something that happens
each day versus something that is common.
I move we join the words for good
and my everyday annoyances
Perhaps I’ll buy some geese
and let them sit with me on the sofa,
and watch a bad movie
based on a bad book,
so that my everyday stressors
will not happen everyday (error intentional).
I’ll post about it on FB,
and you can like my status and
give it a thumbs up.