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Ode to a Duck

Ode to a Duck


Just because I loved it

my husband gave me

a little ceramic duck

I saw one day in San Francisco


Balanced on one foot,

the other one kicking,

this little duck is stylin’


Dressed in a yellow rain slicker

and shiney black boots,

holding a black umbrella

with pink handle

high overhead,

he makes me smile


It may be raining

but that’s not stopping him

No way

He dances in it

with panache

Gene Kelly of the duck world


A whimsical reminder

that when stormy days come

I have a choice

I can greet them

with resistance

or go out and kick up my heels

with attitude


Give me attitude…



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