Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Pink Cape(R)


Intensify the early-morning moment a garbage
truck barrels down your street. Lift your arms
and wave fastidious, as if the city worker might

notice. A daunting task, rolling the trash can
behind the incinerator and trying to dump it in,
only to find your wife's pink robe collecting grins.

"Whatever works," you say, even though
it was an accident, your last-minute grab
of cover flying open like a cape.

**

Poetic Inspiration:
Poetry Jam~ It's All in the Trash
PU Verse First~ Half & Half (3 stanzas, 3 lines each)
3WW~ daunting, fastidious, intensify

25 comments:

Brian Miller said...

hahaha....i want a youtube video....smiles...and also why i just take mine straight to the dump...which is only like 2 miles away...smiles...

what a scene

Susan said...

Fun image play!

Mystic_Mom said...

Oh my! :-)

Sheilagh Lee said...

your words paint a funny picture.

Peggy said...

Fun image in this one! Never know what will make for a real garbage day adventure! thanks for posting.

Mark Butkus said...

I laughed out loud at the end.

howanxious said...

That is an amusing write. Light-heart and sweet.
-HA

humbird said...

Too funny, Laurie! But so positive take of negative event! - Applauses!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love it and if it didnt really happen, dont tell us, because it is too much fun picturing it!!!!! THAT is a man secure in his manhood! I love it.

Panchali said...

LOL....A thumbs up for this, Laurie.!!! Too good..

Akila G said...

Ha! and you made me laugh! well :D

oldegg said...

I had the video in my minds eye and roared with laughter.

Mary said...

Laurie, this made me laugh. It is that 'wife's pink robe' that really cracked me up the most!!

Nandini Deka said...

cool one...liked it

Helen said...

This one is a "keeper!"

Gail said...

Too funny! Great job.

Kim Nelson said...

We all know that morning rush when the servicemen come earlier than we anticipate. Fun imagery, Laurie.

Jae Rose said...

This made me :) remembered Malcolm in the Middle and a garbage truck faux pas..

alan1704 said...

I can see this, really great picture that made me laugh! Well done.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

This was great fun!

Bethe77 said...

OH I can just see this happening! you pulled me right in. Love it and collecting grins you did! Beth

Kathe W. said...

oh hahahah It's a bird, a plane....nope- It's pink bathrobe man! Great take and have a lovely day!

Mishla M said...

Adorable! I'm sure this has happened on many a pick up day.

sreeja harikrishnan said...

:-) I liked the way the poem sounded...read it aloud and how it matches the tone of the poem....wow!

Susan Lindquist said...

smiles ... I love the image you've painted here with this cape and the lumbering truck and the frantic dash ... smiles...