Saturday, January 29, 2011

How It Happened

How it happened
(riff on for the record 12/29/10, Chieftain)

So she wrote a
bad check at the grocery
at 9:45 - made off
with a big chicken, potatoes
two cans of green beans
a skillet and
salt and pepper
Then she wrote a

bad check at the liquor store

at 11:10 - made off
with two bottles
of bad bourbon
cheap tequila
and novelty glasses

The law guy wrote a

pair of summons -
one for each draw on her ex’s account
and politely declined
dinner and
a postprandial drink, for
neighborliness has limits

even here