Honestly, I'm a Liar, & Other Balances & Imbalances

February 19, 2010

1st Draft Frippery

This man risked squandering 2 quarters,

Despite the nights rain,

He’d fight to stay the payphone,

Risked squandering  2 quarters,

Meant to be spent on a quart when the day was done.

   So he’d hang up quick as Go

   So she’d ring back

   If she was in a curious mood.

   It wasn’t too late

   (But maybe that’d help)


He’d be ready,  with his 1st draft.

Damn, ink already ran onto his icy hand,

Trailed off his folded page

Of  falderal,  frippery,  & doggerel.

Worthy words  to win some time.

He’d force his forte’  over the phone

If she called back

If any  would entertain

A curious  mood

This time

Of night.

1 Comment »

  1. great job.i’m suprised you’re calling it a draft

    Comment by kseverny — February 19, 2010 @ 12:41 pm

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