2009 Top One Hundred Countdown # 20: Photobooth---The Half-Happy Couple, a photo by mrwaterslide on Flickr.
20 minute poem I wrote for photo:
One Mo' Payment
I almost got enough to call this woman my wife
What I mean is, I’m fixin’ to buy this fine woman here a ring to seal the deal.
Yeah, I heard that when I was in the Army
she had this ol’ slick-head hipster over in Rocky Mount
grinnin’ and showin’ all his teeth every time he sees her in town,
and I hear he's been
asking to sit with her some Sundays after supper.
there’s one thing that ol’ sport coat don’t have that I got—
that is this here woman,
at this time,
in this picture-booth,
for this moment—
and in my arms.
I betcha he ain’t grinnin' now.
She's sweet. He looks like he's trying to be macho, but there's a glimmer of a smile on his lips.
This reminds me of one of my favourite books, Their eyes were watching God. I walk around with that book, sometimes in my handbag, and I dip into it.
Yeh, fo'get that ol' slick-head hipster.
lol! One of my favorite books as well. Zora was brilliant.
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