Trip to Staples

Wizened old person that I am,
wading through the horde 
of clerks at Staples, I loiter a bit
trying to recall the cartridge number I need. 
Too loudly, a mordacious clerk comments, 
“Wonder if we should call 911.”
I elicit your sympathy, she has some nerve!
My mind was shackled by my latest trifle but
I was fully dressed - pajamas and housecoat.

written March 28, 2017
for Eight Words Contest by John Hamilton

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 4/9/2017 1:39:00 PM
One of my favorite poems in this contest, really good laugh I got out of this one, congrats on a fine win!
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Date: 4/9/2017 8:11:00 PM
thank you, John, I take that as a genuine comment and appreciate it very much.
Date: 4/9/2017 2:28:00 AM
Gave me a good chuckle this morning! Well done for injecting some humour! Congratulations on your win!
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Date: 4/9/2017 8:12:00 PM
Appreciate the read and the comment, John. Glad I inspired your funnybone.
Date: 4/8/2017 8:18:00 PM
Congratulations and thanks for the chuckle
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Date: 4/9/2017 8:14:00 PM
I welcome the congratulations and you are very welcome for the chuckle. Have a great day smiling at whatever funny crosses your path. It keeps us human.
Date: 4/8/2017 7:26:00 PM
Congrats on your win Reason
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Date: 4/9/2017 8:18:00 PM
Thanks, Joseph, for the read and the remark. Enjoyed your Empty Page poem, and likewise, Congratulations on a fine piece.