Wandering poet #6 – Back in Arizona

13 Jan

I’m back in my hometown of Phoenix, AZ for the next few months and I am trying to see through the eyes of an outsider. I haven’t really lived here  in nearly a decade, so in many ways I already am one and then it occurred to me……


rattlesnake sign


Am feeling cheated

Lived here seventeen years

Never seen a rattlesnake


As always I used wordcalc.com for this haiku and submissions can be sent to talktome@the-orange-backpack.com. Have a good weekend everybody!

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4 Responses to “Wandering poet #6 – Back in Arizona”

  1. Roboseyo January 15, 2012 at 10:40 am #

    This post sounds to me like overt tempting the gods of irony. Hope you have your rattlesnake bite serum handy during your time in Arizona! Have a good one.

    • admin January 15, 2012 at 10:59 am #

      I actually did used to have a snake bit kit with this syringe type thing that would suck out venom. It’s gotta be around here somewhere…….maybe I should go look for it lol

  2. Keith February 22, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    We were at Rawhide back in 1989. While standing around, there was a small commotion over by some hill. One of the employees said that there was a rattlesnake, so another one drew his gun and went up the hill to take care of it. I can’t remember if we heard gunshots, but that was my first – and only – AZ rattler experience.

    “Beware,” indeed!

    • admin February 29, 2012 at 1:20 am #

      I hate to burst your bubble but that was definitely a show they put on for tourist but I remember getting to go “panning for gold” there as a kid.

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