Critter Clocks

He sat and pondered on his couch

engrossed by such a  day

the clock forgot to set itself

and the shadows ran astray


He’d sat enthralled much earlier

inside a chicken coop

grew feathers on his arms and legs

and hollered out a “whoop!”


No chicken soup tonight, he thought

those birds might yell at me

gingerly, of course they would,

but not a guarantee


The plumes were gone but there he sat

in room with critter clocks

Ben was clever, and Ben was glad

to live outside a box.


Painting by CD-W (1 of 3 in my Ben series)


daily word prompt: Gingerly

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