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It seemed so simple at the start, A one-night stand; no questions asked, Then back to hum-drum daily life. Her face, all innocent as she approached And perched beside me at the bar. “Would a gentleman buy a lady a drink?” Lowering my gaze to the too tight tee shirt And the all too short mini, I wondered About the ‘lady’ bit But then of course the ‘gentleman’ bit Was a generous description. A dry martini was her choice (I would have sworn she’d say a G and T) And so I joined her, even though I’m normally a whiskey man. And, as we sipped, the thought occurred to me We must have seemed to all the world A sophisticated pair And afterwards, as you’ll have guessed, We wound up in my bachelor pad For a euphemistic cappuccino. After which my memory is rather hazy, Till I awoke with sunlight streaming through, And the space beside me cold and empty. A note by the kettle said a simple, “Thank you” I thought that was the end of it, but no, The nightmare had just begun 23rd September 2022 Chapter 1 Poetry Contest Sponsor - Matt Caliri

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Date: 10/3/2022 7:54:00 AM
Greetings Bryn! This is a terrific write! You really set the scene. And your closing line makes the reader hunger for more. My best wishes to you.and hope to be reading more of you…)) Pangie Pangie xx
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Bryn Strudwick
Date: 10/24/2022 11:03:00 AM
Thank you Pangie x