Not Read This Yet

⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀$40,000 for dental repair
⠀⠀⠀⠀and we’d just reached our ceiling on debt.
⠀⠀⠀⠀Denise will no doubt act mad at me
⠀⠀⠀⠀and may’ve done differently had she been there.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀So far she’s not read this yet.
⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀Naked I stretched out in the balcony chair
⠀⠀⠀⠀straight from an afternoon shower, still wet.
⠀⠀⠀⠀David wasn’t expected until late tonight
⠀⠀⠀⠀and I’d have done differently had he been there.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀So far he’s not read this yet.
⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀It doesn’t take much to become a millionaire—
⠀⠀⠀⠀a book, a shot of gin, a European cigarette.
⠀⠀⠀⠀I lost you already earlier in this poem,
⠀⠀⠀⠀and you’ll do differently once you get back there.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀So far you’ve not read this yet.


written for Verse First ~ Difficulty at Poets United

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5 Responses to Not Read This Yet

  1. Mary says:

    Very clever writing. Love the different stories in each verse.

  2. Evening, clarioretenbris. Thanks. Thanks for writing this poem, and several others, that are far better then all the poems I’ve already forgotten reading via a ‘freshly pressed’ blog post about so called poets to read blah blah blah……
    Here we have some fun. Some word-craft and language play while keeping form.
    The very first line hooks me wondering WTF???!!!!! what dental repair does forty grand fix?…LOL.

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