Saturday, January 17, 2009


The purple rabbit had lost
its floppy ears so I told
everyone it was a 'possum.

I knew all about 'possums
because my mom read me
those Mother West Wind books

and I saw the pictures
of ol' Unc Billy Possum
and there wasn't much else

my earless purple bunny
resembled. At least nothing
else in a five-year-old's experience.

I did know a purple 'possum
makes a good friend. Better
than my brother's pink bear,

anyway. Way better.

Stephen Brooke ©2009

I wonder what happened to my 'possum. Gone with childhood...

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