THE MAN OF MY (BAD) DREAMS

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

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