1st Draft Frippery

February 21, 2010

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.

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One Response to “1st Draft Frippery”

  1. Evelyn said

    “If she called back
    If any would entertain
    A curious mood
    This time
    Of night.”
    what a lovely proposal

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