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DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE

written by: Leanne Howard Kenney

@neeneebucket

 

As if I didn’t have enough to worry about.

The three rubber duckies on my desk are not getting along right now. I know not why.

They’re not quacking.

They’re not swimming.

And duckie No. 3, ruffled, has his back turned to duckies Numbers 1 and 2.

These aren’t your typical shufflers. That’s why I so worry.

And, please, don’t worry about me.

I am not some anatiferous nut.

I just believe my rubber ducks quack, waddle and fight wildfires while I am asleep at night. Nothing nutty there.

Did I fail to mention my team are fire fighters? One is a first responder. Though I know not whom. But I often find him on the floor in the morning. Having him down there makes me feel even more safe knowing he is waddling around the bedroom checking for sparks while I sleep.

Two of the waterfowl have axes to cut through fallen debris while the other carries a flashlight to help lead our way to safety.

But now that I think of it, duckie No. 2 wears a pirate hat. Perhaps these quackers aren’t as innocent as I think. Perhaps the flashlight leads duckies Number 1 and Number 3 to me at night and those axes are to be used to — NO! MALLARDS, NO!

Duck hunters.

 

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Leanne Howard Kenney

Leanne Howard Kenney

My name is Leanne Howard Kenney. I am a former speechwriter and press secretary for former San Diego City Councilmember current San Diego County Supervisor, Ron Roberts. I am a former Sportswriter. A former political writer. A former public relations copy writer. A former newspaper reporter. A former . . . Apparently, I am a former writer. Well, that is not quite true. I have been writing poetry on my own for quite a while. And, I have been writing the odd article here and there for my own and my friends' pleasure for years. I started posting my poetry approximately a year ago. Where they came from, I know not. I am just glad they came. I hope you enjoy what I have to say.
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