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.


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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