General Poetry posted January 10, 2020

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Lots of baggage...

Wedding's Off

by Gail Denham

Promises flowed like spilled milk.
Emma Jean's brain was saturated.
Love words crooned around her --
sticky, slow-spreading molasses.

Emma Jean 's offer of marriage from
that California beet farmer sounded
sincere, till he took off his work gloves.
Then he confessed he'd been married
four times. His ring finger was swollen
around the latest band.

"Can't get it off, Emma Jean, but I promise
I'm not married now." Emma Jean wanted
to believe him. She sure did. Still, she
couldn't ignore the fact that last night
she saw him nuzzling a blond hussy, two rows
ahead of her in the movie house.


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Sometimes those second marriage offers come with a boatload of baggage.
Thanks to CammyCards for the image.
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