Crunch Time

It’s Quadrille Monday at the dVerse Poets Pub, and we’re invited to post our 44-word contributions which MUST include something or other containing the word “bum”.  So:


Watching The Fender-Bender

He knows he should care
about his truck and its bumpers,
should sympathize
with the incompetent parker
just outside the coffee shop window
but finds himself separated
by more than merely glass:
He’s immobilized by Monday,
paralyzed by morning,
almost completely
anesthetized by August.

dVerse Poets Pub
Quadrille Monday #110
~ Show Us Your Bum ~


16 thoughts on “Crunch Time

  1. Sounds like a rough day. I once saw someone hit a car bumper while parking and I have never seen anyone drive away so fast. I too was watching from inside.

  2. Before the 80’s, cars had real steel bumpers, and if someone banged into them it was minimal damage.Now with plastic bumpers, a slight bump costs thousands to fix.

  3. I’ve become not only an incompetent parker but a nervous driver after six months of staying inside, so I do sympathise, Ron. There are several degrees of separation for your truck driver to overcome, not least this August.

  4. I once saw a driver push a supermarket trolley out of the way with the bumper of his car. The trolley proceeded to scratch 4 cars before it came to a hard stop in front of the 24-hours Cash Machine. The driver never batted an eye. Scoundrel. Love your poem.

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