"'In Loco Parentis' 'Splained"

(March 11, 2020)

loco parentis:

the emphasis on ‘Loco’ –

reaction: over!*

*(Long have I adored this Latin phrase. As tyrannical as they sometimes seemed I always preferred the parents I personally had trained – much like a good Siamese trains its human(s) – over any mythic or even legal fiction. Yet, when I see kids ‘cutting the fool’ without a nearby elder relative, I often assume such locational guiding chant: “Hey, You Kids: watch the traffic – I don’t want to have to pay for the dents you put into that speeding school bus on my next property tax bill!” Ub the portion sent to Facebook and twitter I copped out: I used “skewer” in my explanation to the mother who wondered why I abused verbally her precious pre-teen for climbing my backyard camphor tree -while he was wearing in-line skates! I showed mom said tree limb hanging over a fence of Confederate Jasmine just coming into bloom: the vine was trellised over several metal posts holding chickenwire fencing, any of which the tyke could have become skewers. I used the term skewer advisedly since I did not take the time to look up my first use of “poignard.” I should have kept the original. I apologize for the washing of whishey. The original tale preceding the poem is on richwrapper’s j kirk richards on Facebook and available on jkirkrichards1 on Twitter. Thanks for your kind attention: NOW GET OFFAMYTREE!)

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I kinda feel bad abut “reblogging” this: some on FB or perhaps Twitter will see, nap a finger and thumb and say: “brilliant!” But at least it does cut down on possible coffees. I found ensconced in an airtight two green teas and may sometime this afternoon pour a pot and think of you neighbor and your wicked eye’s humor. Thanks, Juice!

Cat Nap Revue

coffee cone filters
tied around my neighbor’s face
fighting the virus

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I get it now: you only drink that dratted mud just to get attention from your “owner.” Okay, I’ll quit pestering your choice of morning addiction…or are you a constant abuser? I still feel skeeter’s insistent “butts” as she demanded I put down that incongruous book!

Cat Nap Revue

‪cat butts my face‬
‪drives out its rival‬
‪cup of hot coffee‬

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Bruce had accused me just recently of “Golng For Solitude” and I realized he was Both – right and wrong. But I blurted out my chortle when I read this. My question, “:Juice,” just whose home? Thanks for the grin, pal. Now, I gotta go back home soon and plant onions and garlic.

Cat Nap Revue

fearing the virus
everyone stays home
at last I can write

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