ODOP: The Educated Man Goes to a Gypsy

No matter how often
I ordered the lady
with gauze to her elbows
to shuffle the Might-Be
and Won’t-Be, and Beware
and Nevercome, to add
the Will-Come-to-Pass to
the Might-Have-Been,
working the sum of the
Would That It Will Have Been,
the final card, in every
seven-pointed star, is death.
His creaking, apologetic.

Today’s poem created at the request of Lelo. Feel free to leave your own requests!

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3 Comments »

  1. I like this.
    Nicely done

  2. Thanks very much! I keep revising that last line to no effect though. Maybe it’s asking to be axed. I’m glad you liked.

  3. Lelo said

    Ooh, I particularly like “gauze to her elbows” and “Would That It Will Have Been.” Thanks for the awesomeness!

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