Haha….today’s little spot of amusement.
I had stopped along a country road to take a photo of an interesting tree, standing by itself. I had to navigate a shallow ditch to get into proper position. As I was doing so, a Police Officer pulled up behind my car. My first thoughts were Oh oh. Am I trespassing? Perhaps she thinks I am peeing in public? Or maybe doing an illegal drop off?
Of course, what actually happened was that she opened her window, kind of gave me a look, and said “Are you alright?”. Yes, Officer, I was….ah….just taking a shot of this pretty tree. She looked from me to the tree, then back, gave kind of a funny smile, then waved goodbye.
Hopefully, we made each other’s day.
Lee Dunn has been writing since the age of 18, but found that work got in the way for the ensuing 48 years. In his home town of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, he reveled in his independence at an early age, and spent as much time as he could exploring the city’s Arts scene. He was introduced to poetry and prose by the works of two literary giants, namely J.R.R. Tolkien and J.W. Lennon and thence fell in love with the written word. His work includes poetry, short fiction, and personal essays, and ranges in theme from the surreal to the horrific, nostalgic, and themes on the human condition. He has been published on Spillwords.com, The Dark Poets Club, Journal of Undiscovered Poets, Crepe & Penn Literary magazine, and the Shelburne Free Press.