So this old guy
(couple years older than me
my wife sez to say)
walks in to play bridge
wearing blue jeans
a nice vertical stripes
on his matching shirt
and wide braces
with tool designs
and he does all right.

Couple times I sez:
I like your outfit;
you really match.
And his wife
laughs and sez:
I knew people
would comment
on those braces.

So one the way out
I sees him standing
by the main door
in his matching outfit
waiting for his wife
and he’s holding her purse.
It’s big and it’s white.

I sez:
how can you carry
a white purse
with  that colour-
coordinated outfit
and dandy suspenders?
And he grins sez,
she’s gone back
fer her umbrella.

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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