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A Surprise in the Closet

I was reaching inside my closet for my 
most favorite purple
sparkly glitzy top from a Vegas resale shop today.

Suddenly I knew something was different.
I was not alone in my closet.
I looked down, into the yellow eyes of a sixteen foot alligator.
“Hi,” I said cheerfully, although my heart was anything but cheerful.
“Who are you?”

The gator grinned at me with all sixty-five thousand teeth.
I slammed the door shut.
Instantly regretting this.
It was a discourteous thing to do after all.

I held the door open just a tiny bit.
“Who are you?” I whispered.
No answer, but boy, did those teeth glisten in the dark! The eyes too.

“Honey,” I called to the living room.
“Honey! Honey! HONEY!”
Remembering he wears headphones so his TV does not disturb me,
I shut the door again, and wandered into my manly man's
man cave at the other end of the house.

“There is a surprise for you in my closet,” I said.
He was delighted.
“What is it?” he asked.
I had forgotten until this second it was his birthday.
Maybe I will not have to worry about forgetting to get him a present.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 2/2/2019 11:43:00 PM
I discovered a body in my attic closet. When the police finally I.D.'d him, they said he was the USA hide and go seek champion from 1950!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/3/2019 4:40:00 AM
I have muralized a closet and my 2 year old grandson and I have named it the Hide-n-seek closet. When we are hiding everyone knows to look in there last or he gets irritated, and yes, we always do have to hide together, John. Smile.
Date: 2/2/2019 4:55:00 PM
You're really on a roll now; unless he's an expert at gator wrestling, I think you can forget about next year. (Where do you come up with these?)
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/2/2019 10:31:00 PM
I actually found my outside cat in there, hiding and I thought "I wish you would have been an alligator...."
Date: 2/2/2019 4:28:00 PM
I did not guess the end... though I doubted your choice of “wandered” into the man cave... until the end! I enjoyed this fun story. If only there were picture books for grown ups:)
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/2/2019 10:31:00 PM
There do not have to be. We have Poetry Soup, right?
Date: 2/2/2019 2:56:00 PM
You're nuts--------that's a compliment! lol
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/2/2019 3:41:00 PM
I know, and thank you. High praise I accept and love.
Date: 2/2/2019 6:46:00 AM
That was an unexpected surprise. Poor husband.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/2/2019 7:54:00 AM
My mother always says this too, Victor.