Stuffed heads

Stuffed heads

I’m sick
& tired today,
so mount my
stuffed head
on the wall like
a wild ungulate.
The rhinovirus has
announced an open
season on humans,
as autumn winds shoot
leaves off trees,
a cold stampede
crunches
chloroplasts
& antibodies.
Good health
just a different
pound of flesh,
skinned & sold
by the pharmacist.

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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21 Responses to Stuffed heads

  1. A wonderful post about autumnal bugs…..that was me last week 😦
    I love your take on this!

  2. Hope this piece is strictly fictional! Otherwise, I wish you a quick return to good health and may all of your head-stuffiness be non-taxidermal!

  3. Radhika says:

    Hope you feel better soon Tyler!

    • Thank you, Radhika! I’ve just about put a lid on the sniffles. Now, if I could figure out how to turn the tap off on this rain storm, I’d be a happy camper πŸ™‚ Hope you had a wonderful weekend and have a great week!
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

      • Radhika says:

        Glad you are feeling better! I wish you some wonderful weather soon! I am having a great time balancing diverse editing projects and blogging on the side! πŸ™‚
        Have a great week! πŸ™‚
        Cheers,
        Radhika

  4. Gallivanta says:

    Get better soon πŸ™‚

  5. Hope you get well soon!

    • Thank you, my friend! I am almost back to feeling like myself. I guess it’s better to contract a cold early on in autumn so I’m not waiting for the other germ to drop πŸ™‚ Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  6. Take good care of yourself and please feel better soon. Have you remembered the magical healing properties of honey? WG

    • Thank you, my friend! I’m feeling better already. Yes, honey is a powerful antioxidant. I can’t have a lot of sweets in my diet, but on occasion, I drip some of this golden ambrosia into my tea. It’s very soothing to the throat and tasty to boot!
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

      • Glad you’re feeling better. Antioxidant, antibiotic, antiviral- what a marvelous gift, honey. Armed with honey and echinacea we can recover from all of the nasty bugs the Autumn often brings. Please take good care of yourself- WG

  7. Sure hope you can’t get germs from reading blogs. Pretty funny stuff, though, and almost worth it.

    Almost.

    • Thank you! Although your computer can still get a virus, colds are hard to catch from me to you over the internet πŸ™‚ I appreciate the follow as well. I look forward to following your blog! Have a wonderful week πŸ™‚
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  8. Pam says:

    Very clever post. Feel better!

  9. I know how you feel – and I’m sure all those (mooses? moses? mice?) elks empathise too.
    David
    http://ja2da.com

    • Thank you, David! I’m feeling better already πŸ™‚ I enjoyed your humor as well. The plural of moose has always posed a quandary πŸ™‚ Imagine if a moose contracted a cold, its nose couldn’t get much more swollen than it already is! A blimp of a proboscis crashing through the understory of an aspen grove. Of course, I should talk…I come from a long line of noses! Hope you had a wonderful weekend, my friend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

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