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Green Scene

We have a dead tree at our house
and it’s stirring much less than a mouse.
It will stay bright and green
several weeks at this scene
then we’ll throw it out, like an ex-spouse.


A Miniature Drone Without Any Reindeer

He’s making a list,
and checking it—Yikes!
He’s gonna find out
who’s got enough Likes.
Santa Cam is droning in town.


Ken Gosse prefers writing metric, rhymed verse with whimsy and humor. First published in First Literary Review-East in 2016, he is also in Pure Slush, Spillwords, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, and others. Raised in the Chicago suburbs, now retired, he and his wife have lived in Mesa, AZ, over twenty-five years with rescue dogs and cats underfoot.