The road of life
is bumpy
and full of obstacles
mostly for hobbits
who inherit problematic jewelry
but also for non-hobbits
who inherit no jewelry at all

This has been a metaphor

I hope you enjoyed it

I put hobbits
in all my metaphors

Tiny Sword

Your tiny sword
is a metaphor
that pulses with meaning
as you hold it
in your tiny hand

the tininess of the sword
and the hand
and the metaphor

My love for you
is a tiny sword
with a blunt edge

Sharpen it
my love

Sharpen i

Big Puffy Flower

big puffy flower
how fluttery are thy petals
thy petulant petals
ruffled by the wind of metaphor

You mean so much
big puffy flower
yet still
so little

The dolphin
is here
the flower
caresses the dolphin
and that is all that ever happens

Owl Rabbit

The owl rabbit
is a self-loathing creature
that knows it is too meaningful
for ordinary poetry

It sulks in the bushes
hiding from the poets
who roam the woody glens
longing to kill and eat it

It sings the song
of the owl rabbit
which is a sad song
full of metaphors

When it is finally cornered
it hoots through its teeth
and showers its tormentors
with floods of bitter carrot juice