Could that smell be moi?


Off to run errands

Cold, and trying to hurry

A notice a smell…


Yep, it smells like skunk

glad to be driving away

from this awful smell.


Soon I realized

skunk was everywhere I drove

what would the town do?


I began to look

at the faces of people,

looking for a sign


that they smelled it too.

I said this to the mailman

“Do you smell the skunk?”


As he walked toward me

he said, “Yes, I think I do.”

Skunks had invaded.


I drove further still,

the smell was making me sick

then I had a thought…


Could this smell be us?

A skunk must now be living

high in the garage.


The ammonia worked

before, for the opossum,

to get him to leave.


I feel as if I’m

Dr. Doolittle who talks

to the animals.


But now we are stuck

with a van that smells like skunk

like Pepe Le Pew.



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29 comments to “Could that smell be moi?”
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  2. Oh yuck, yuck! I hope it gets better! My car has been smelling like McDonald’s french fries every time we drove somewhere. We figured out that it was birdseed to close to the engine. My car is parked right by our hanging bird feeder. Ha!
    Hope you solve the mystery!

  3. Well, gosh, if all else fails , you could tell people you’re just a mobile branch of the Lockheed Skunk Words…. or the Dogpatch one, if it comes to that.

  4. Ohmygosh! It’s a funny Haiku, but a frustrating situation. I’ve heard the “tomato juice” cure too … but I don’t know how that will help you. Good luck with this one.
    Hugs and blessings,

  5. skunk is, by far, the worse smell on the planet!! my really smart dog…she got sprayed twice by a skunk! twice!!! she didn’t learn her lesson the first time! we had to lock her in the garage so…the house smelled, the car smelled, the dog smelled…couldn’t get away from it!!
    they’re cute, though!! well, i think they are…just stinky!!

  6. Bummer! I used to live in a house with a skunk family that lived underneath. They fought and would stink up the entire house. One morning I woke up to the smell of it and had to get out of there as fast as possible. I realized, when I got to work, that my shoes and my purse (had been sitting on the floor all night) reeked of skunk. My co-workers made me put my purse and shoes out on the balcony for the day.

    When I moved from the house, I noticed that everything I owned smelled of skunk. I had to wash everything. Fun times.

    Nice ‘ku!

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