triple hopes (and cockatoo justifications)

triple hopes (and cockatoo justifications)

Dry bones can harm no one

~

Cockatoos at the plum tree
Cockatoos – after the plums 14/01/2022

the cockatoos –
my nemesis
for so many weeks
as the plums ripened –
are abundant

they have grown accustomed
now
to not being harried

not clapped
out of the tree

now
they are after
last skerricks

there is no harm
now
in granting
free rein
to them

it has been a game
of sacrifice
and salvage

now it is
relent
and release

I hope
there is
satisfaction
for them
as they roam the branches
unrestrained

~

I was awake
last night
with an aching arm

a booster shot
playing minor havoc
in my shoulder

I can’t be certain
anymore
if vaccinations
are helpful
against the twisting contortion
of this plague

maybe

probably

most likely

it does no harm –
other than
my assaulted
muscle –
and
it is already
history

I am now seeking
hope

triple vaxxed
unrestrained
hope

that I can
choose
my tree
and the timing
by which
I sit in it

choose the plum
that I like
most
to enjoy

decide
whether or not
it is time
to change focus –
cashews
are almost ripe
after all

I am
triple-hoping
that it is
yet
timely

and the days
ahead
will reveal
the justifications
for triple-hopes

~

20 thoughts on “triple hopes (and cockatoo justifications)

  1. Hi Frank, I have had the same experience with our plums for the past two years. The vaccines most definitely make a difference and people who have them don’t need to be hospitalised and don’t usually die. That was the point of the vaccines. My mom and aunt will be called for their boosters soon.

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  2. Ah, all is right with the world You have your plums (and a sore arm) and the cockatoos still own the land…sort of. Yes, I am due to have the booster now Thrills!

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    • Welcome back, Claire. Yes the plums are done. The cockatoos and I are indifferent toward each other again, so all is well, there.

      Sorry you missed the recorded readings. I’ve taken them down while I do some other things that involve them. I’ll post them back up on YouTube in due course and let you know when they’re there.

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