by Gary Reed

The little hummingbird fluttered
Just over the New York Times crossword
Puzzle and silently muttered.
It tried hard to think of the right word
For “Nearly Extinct Pollinators”:
One that ended in the letter “s”,
A word with exactly twelve letters.
Alas, the little bird couldn’t guess.


Anthology 2017 is available!

Covington Writers Group has just released its Anthology 2017. It’s available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

This year’s Anthology includes two essays I wrote based on actual experiences: “I Don’t Think They Give Merit Badges For This” and “A Little Bit O’ Soul.”

The anthology also includes a couple humorous rhymes I’ve written, including one in which dinosaurs show up at Noah’s Ark expecting a free cruise.