Friday, September 13, 2013


Jenny has a broken heart.
A municipal crew arrives at her house.
Paunchy men in orange safety vests and white hard hats knock on her door.


The foreman has a beat-up clipboard and flips pages.
"Broken heart?"

Jenny thinks he said "broken hat."

The foreman speaks again.
"Okay boys, hot patch it!"
Men fixing things.

a 55 for the G Man


LaTonya Baldwin said...

Vivid. succinct. Like it.

G-Man said...

and please....NO butt-cracks!

Shay, my heart always skips a beat when I see that you've played.
I'm honored, and the world is a much better and safer place to live in when you 55 with us...:-)
Loved your hard of hearing 55
Thanks for the morning smile, thanks for your support and friendship, and please have a Kick Ass Week-End.

I feel safer already.

Kerry O'Connor said...

They have a special crew come out to take of broken hearts in your neck of the woods?? The Americans think of everything!

Alice Audrey said...

LOL. I like the "broken hat" line. Run Jenny, run!

- Alice

TexWisGirl said...

i prefer duct tape. :)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

They must have gotten my address wrong, as they never showed up here, hee hee.

hedgewitch said...

It's always so much easier to break than fix. Or hot patch than start over and repave the whole highway to hell.

Mama Zen said...

I'm going with duct tape, too.

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, yes, duct tape for sure.

Nara Malone said...

JB Weld. It's waterproof. :)

Anonymous said...

boston crew?

Other Mary said...

Silly men - they need duct tape. said...

--I always get a bit giddy when I find a new poet I LOVE! X

Daryl said...

that was a giggle inducer ..

Sara said...

This was a fun read and a nice 55:~)

There have been many times when I wished I could call a "crew" to come fix my broken heart. However, it this ever comes to pass I will be sure to enunciate my words very clearly:~)