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A Date With The Contractor

Using the Zanila Rhyme, this was written for the Poetic Asides 9/11/13 poetry prompt: write an “appointment” poem,

Date With A Contractor

It began as a simple project.
“An easy fix,” said the guy.
The cash box will sing with ca-ching, ca-ching.
And the guy carried on with his lie.

“I think that the problem’s electric,
a job I can’t do alone.”
With ca-ching, ca-ching, the cash box will sing.
And the guy quickly got on his phone.

Saying words I couldn’t decipher,
his face held a look of glee.
The cash box will sing with ca-ching, ca-ching.
In a moment, my workmen were three.

“The power just ain’t coming in here,
“See, there? It just ain’t alive.”
With ca-ching, ca-ching, the cash box will sing.
And before very long, there were five!

And so it continued all morning.
“This project ain’t going so great.”
The cash box will sing with ca-ching, ca-ching.
And my workmen were now up to eight.

The dollar signs kept multiplying.
I needed to grow a spine.
With ca-ching, ca-ching, the cash box will sing.
They were fired before reaching nine.

Determined to tackle this problem,
“I’ll fix it myself,” said I.
The cash box will sing with ca-ching, ca-ching.
If I can’t, I’ll call some other guy.

© Susan Schoeffield

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