Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Duets With Dust

He’s wearing sunglasses
and holding a plastic saxophone,
a red silk shirt and no pants;
whiskers protrude from his snout
like arms on an old TV antennae.
It’s a stuffed animal, of course, with
a “press-here” button in the empty paw
that makes him bump and grind,
and toot a tune that’s irritating as hell.
A jazz rat playing duets with dust,
limited engagements, as I allow.

12 comments:

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JaneDoughnut said...

Oh, god. Have you ever had to work retail with a million of these things? It's enough to drive you nuts. Needless to say, I shall never own one.

Wanda said...

I love the limited engagements...
We have a bag of those left over from grandchildren...
Very cute!

Masago said...

Lovely...I almost got something like that last Christmas (with a white beard and doing the twist).

trinitystar said...

Do we get to see this rooting tooting Jazz playing rat.
:o)

Janice Thomson said...

Friends can be cruel at buying the loudest and noisiest toys for kids...must be payback of some kind LOL...loved the imagery Pat.

polona said...

a thing like this wouldn't last a minute in my place. oh well...
but it makes for great poetry :)

floots said...

playing duets with dust
wonderful phrase
(albeit a bit too close to home the way i feel some days) :)

firebird said...

"a red silk shirt and no pants"--
such an image! to stop me dead in my tracks (until I read on, of course)

Hey, that dancing rat sounds adorable...can I borrow him?
I just bought "Billy the Bigmouth Bass" (remember him?)at a yard sale last year, I'm proud to have him on my wall! (I know I'm weird)

gautami tripathy said...

Someone played a joke and gifted me one of those. My youngest nicked it from me. I was so glad to let it go.

"with
a “press-here” button in the empty paw
that makes him bump and grind,
and toot a tune that’s irritating as hell"

I can just hear it..:D

bre32 said...

humorous

dsnake1 said...

can i get to know the rat? :D