9 ACROSS, HUMMINGBIRDS

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.