Miz Quickly’s Do-It-Yourself Prompt

No. 1: Admirable Thing about Someone You Dislike

Good things. Um. Good things. 
Good things about him, yes? 

Well, he shares the same name 
with my recently retired dentist.  

He has a long white beard with 
a blizzard of food stuck in it, 

think swallow’s nest, and nests 
and baby birds are a good thing.

His eyes are a blueish opacity.
One meanders like a chameleon.

When he breathes, he sort of hums.
Or maybe it’s a purr. Not sure.

He’s not a tax assessor, nor is he 
a politician. That’s all very good.

And he has clean shiny shoes, 
and a dog that yips all the time.

But the dog’s not a good thing.

for Miz Quickly’s 2 July Do-It-Yourself Prompt ©️ Misky 2020 Image from Unsplash

5 responses to “Miz Quickly’s Do-It-Yourself Prompt”

  1. LOL! Nice! “Well, he shares the same name
    with my recently retired dentist.” – great.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Agreeing with the bit. Dentist is a good touch.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I try hard to only say nice things or nothing. Doesn’t always work.
    Your piece reminds me of side-stepping a bit… truth with a velvet hammer.

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    1. For the past four months, I’ve barely seen another person to speak to, except for my husband … so I’ve only had nice things to say. 😷


      1. I think the news it self could warrant a few um… less than stellar words.

        Stay safe!


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