Cindi Silva Poetry

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raccoons| in Alameda|

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Breaking News|  …  Citizen Journalist|

The Aftermath of Waking Up To Soon!

Breaking News!

This now in …

Raccoons| return| to Alameda|

after two years

You’ll recall two years ago raccoons were

Wreaking  havoc on the local dog park|

and the citizens of Alameda

A woman was attacked while walking her dog; and

others were chased by raccoons

the citizens of Alameda were up in arms; after extensive

media coverage

the aggressive black masked bandits

mysteriously disappeared

This morning a raccoon|

was spotted by two children on their

way to school

the names of these children

will not be disclosed

from now on both children will

be known as Child 1 and Child 2

Child 1 reported

While waiting for the bus he spotted

the clamoring marauder

running up the sidewalk

About 20 feet away

Child No. 1 then spotted Child No. 2

Standing on the sidewalk looking towards

The raccoon seemingly stunned

Standing in the path of the raccoon

The first child motioned in a circular motion

To the second child to run across the street with him

The raccoon stopped for a moment

As if understanding the signal to run; and

at first the boys thought

a chase ensued; but

After safely making it across the street

They watched the rogue

time-impaired raccoon

Leave the scene

Who’s to blame

This roving reporter

Thinks the sanitation department ‘s

New schedule for noisy garbage pick-up in the  dark

Might have caused the mix-up of the raccoon’s

inner clock; that and the smell of ripe garbage

There may be more on this story later …

Cindi Silva

2/6/13

tags: raccoons| Alameda| dog park| AC Transit| running loose|  Waste Management| schedule| Youtube| Beatles| rocky raccoon|

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Author: Cindi Silva Poetry

I'm an artist, poet, writer, activist and more. I like writing about the ordinary and transforming it to extraordinary, which I think it already is but you may have been to busy to notice. Sometimes I write about politics, love, relationships, and every day strife. If you like my blog, I invite you to follow me. Thanks for stopping by. Peace and great joy to you always! Cindi

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