Thursday, April 20, 2006

It’s A Living

“You’re drunk again!
Go get a job!”
were the words
she flung back on the floor
rolling up to my feet, as
the door slammed in its jamb!
Harsh I thought,
too harsh indeed!
After several beers of reflection
I showered off the insult,
put on the snakeskin boots
she gave me for Christmas,
clicked my heels
over to Wild Cat Willie’s,
and hustled rent
the best way I know.

(This is not autobiographical, by the way)

(all rights reserved Pat Paulk 2006)

13 comments:

Aurora said...

Of course it's not autobiographical because your boots are calf's leather and not snakeskin!:):):) Kidding. I really like this one, perfect from the title to the kick of an ending.

floots said...

it may not be all you
but it's true
it may not be all me
but it's true
and probably covers most everybody
nice one :)

polona said...

the way you deal with serious stuff in such a light manner is amazing! love this!!

its_baxter said...

"beers of reflection" :) i like it

Maddy said...

not confessional - either
is anything i write!!!

loved it!!!

boulies said...

"After several beers of reflection" ha, ha! Funny line Pat. I'm glad this isn't autobiographical. That means I can just read it and enjoy your humorous spirit without worrying about you at the same time. Thanks!

boulies said...

"After several beers of reflection" ha, ha! Funny line Pat. I'm glad this isn't autobiographical. That means I can just read it and enjoy your humorous spirit without worrying about you at the same time. Thanks!

boulies said...

Obviously something went screwy here and I have to look at myself twice! What a bore! I suppose three times now.

Pris said...

Oh I like, and darn, thought we were getting a true confessions here:)

Poetry by Kai said...

thank u pat

doriandra said...

fantastic!
your words roller skate across the page!

Pat Paulk said...

AA, didn't know I had 2 pair did you??

Floots as a hero of mine once said (The Outlaw Josey Wales), I reckon so.

Polona, that stuff'll make you nuts if you don't thin it with some laughter!

Ruthanne, (hic) I do too!!

Maddy, if I started confessing, ya'll would go to sleep...

Boulies, all worry is greatly appreciated (at least 3 X's worth)!!

Pris, only to High Priestesses (sp) with whips and sharp knives!!

Kai, thank you for coming by and commenting!

Doriandra, it's a good thing it's the words, cause a fat old man on roller skates, ain't a pretty site!! Thank you for coming by!!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

:)