AC Poem #2
The AC kicked on as a limb went through the roof;
then the rolly pollies escaped in complete fear.
The more dangerous insects didn’t blink;
they just looked embarrassed or ashamed at the pill bugs.
They all survived to see the fireworks
and hear the ones really far away.
The power strip turned to Jell-O
after the kittens knocked over an ancient lamp
with pounds of electrical tap on its cord,
shorting out everything back to the transformer.
Decorative plates with obscure nursery rhyme scenes
hit the floor when the shelves burned up.
I memorized all the nonsensical characters,
but no one (based on my lengthy descriptions)
has every recognized any of them.