On Little Things

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The toaster
has a mind of its own
As far as I can tell it’s possessed!
One set of muffins it will incinerate
the next it’ll spit out ghost`white
browning the pot`holder
beside it

The shaker
for the pepper lacks threads
When I shake it over my omelet
nothing comes out If I shake it again
pepper pours down like acid rain
Having eggs with your pepper
is barbaric

The faucet
on the outside of the house
perpetually drips No matter how
often I repack the packing in a week
it is bound to begin to drip again
Doesn’t bother me Drives my
wife nuts

learn to let little things go
or else we all go mad with them
We are big picture sort of characters
ya` know Tree`falls`on`roof guys

“It’s the little things that count, and if somebody will just tell me
where I can catch a three-tined fork, about so big and so long,
things may improve about the old homestead. We’ve lost ours.” ~ John Gould


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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3 Responses to On Little Things

  1. mkvecchitto says:

    Hello my friend! I love the humor in this poem. I’ve nominated you for the “3 Days 3 Quotes” challenge. You can find the details on my page.


  2. cheryl622014 says:

    You went fishing see…? The house was lonesome!!

    Liked by 1 person

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