Monday, August 24, 2009

What To Do If She Says No

by Ben Small


Flex some muscle, flash a wicked grin.
Pout and moan about how long it’s been.

Or…

Wail and cry… or beg and plead.
Snarl and scratch, watch myself bleed.

Or…

I could be silent, stare her down.
I could be quiet, fix her a frown.

Or…

Open her mail, throw it around.
Call her fat, “ one round mound.”

Or…

Drive off, take it somewhere.
Spin it on Facebook, spread it everywhere.

Or…

Plot a payback, less than a crime.
Cover her undies with gun oil and grime.

Or…

I could be steadfast, insistent and firm.
I could plot murder, body on the berm.

But…

I do none of that, no, not at all.
I give her my back and walk down the hall.

And then…


I take out the trash... myself.

5 comments:

Mark W. Danielson said...

Funny, Ben. It's been a rotten day -- I needed a good laugh:)

Beth Terrell said...

Ah, Ben. You always make me smile.

Chester Campbell said...

Sounds like grandson Justin. He finally takes it out, but I don't know how much of that other he thinks beforehand.

Jean Henry Mead said...

LOL, Ben. I needed a good laugh.

Helen Ginger said...

That was definitely cute. I must try that on my husband, who never takes out the trash. But he is very good in other areas, so I keep him around.

Helen
Straight From Hel