a close kin planned to be wed
in a laden orange grove – green
lush adjacent to her future home
however near the entrance was
unsightly debris the worst being
an abandoned school bus destined
for chicken coopdom my advice
was to move the eyesore out of
wedding range; an "impossibility"
so I expanded my philosophy,
"cover the wreck!" this also vetoed
so further creative compromise:
"can't move, can't cover, then
decorate!" the bus now bedecked
with colorful cutouts made an
enviable entrance to the event,
and later a unique henhouse!

2022 Jacqueline Jackson

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