A cigarette butt thrown (carelessly) on the sidewalk reminds me of Epling-
Tall, handsome (when he shaved), Norwegian drunk,
Clever (at taking money from my wallet),
Charming (when he wasn’t crude),
Loyal to a fault (found fault in everything I did),
Honest (lied only two—three times a day),
True (dated just one or two of my friends),
Always there (didn’t drive when he drank),
Encouraging (“bring home lots of money!”).
Sometimes I miss him (not really).
rJo Herman 2014