Auntie Mabel's Annual Spring Missal
Yesterday I received Auntie Mabel’s annual spring note
She wants to know how, in 2024, I will cast my vote
She's concerned that the U.S. will elect another old goat.
She has finally had her troublesome tooth pulled, I note,
Her latest ailment seems to be she has developed a bloat.
No news about her nephew who was in jail last she wrote
Her gay nephew, on her husband’s side, continues to gloat,
I have told her many times about him, do not rock his boat
Well, uh, …she must do what she can to keep him afloat.
She asked if I wore the sweater; mentioned do I need a coat
You’ll recall Auntie Mabel lives in England, somewhat remote.
In a week or so, I’ll respond to Auntie Mabel’s annual missal
It is important that I let her know I have received her epistle.
Failure to respond in a timely manner causes her to bristle--
Just a short note with a tad bit of gossip will be permissible.
As you surely know, I would do nothing to earn her dismissal!
I need to share I sliced open my finger on a prickly thistle
And, I've bought myself a brand-new sweeper -- a Bissell.
Written April 10, 2022
[fourth Auntie Mabel poem. Check out
previous letters for references.]
Copyright © L MILTON HANKINS | Year Posted 2022
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