From the collection published in 2021, And Don’t Come Back.
You’ll Know What to Do This Time
paid for in cash.
To the guy wearing a blue hoodie:
and not a dime more
I’m glad we met
maybe nine years
really is long enough.
But I’ll let you decide.
Serious replies only.
4 thoughts on “You’ll Know What to Do This Time”
Maybe it is because I read too much in the crime genre, including true crime, but this feels like the starting point for some kind of thriller.
Yes, you know I feel the same way about this poem. I do love a bit of intrigue to start things off in the imagination. I also like the oblique newspaper reference, since I have a loyalty to the newspaper print form from child hood up to my son and daughter in law being in journalism, and I well remember when personal ad columns were intriguing glimpses into hidden worlds.
This is exactly the kind of ad a friend who was in a 15 year engagement should have sent… after 4 years!
OMG 15 years. Or 4 years. I am too impatient, maybe one year would have worked for me!
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