A good brisk walk has multiple benefits.
I let my mind wander and all sorts of
thoughts enter. Does anyone else think
in “poetry?” Words, odds and ends?
So, it was one morning before work that
I had my encounter which jolted me
quickly back to reality. Black and
white, sauntering across my path,
paying me no heed. Oh, but that stripe
down its back! If I was sprayed by this
animal out of fright, how would I ever
drive back home? How would I ever
remove that odor? My mind thought of
a tomato juice remedy. Did I have any at home?
I halted abruptly and waited as this
creature continued minding its own
business past me. Whew! Skunks are not
my favorite. A few days later in the
early morning light, I spotted Mr. Skunk
waddling back and forth and under fences.