Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Silly Writing Exercise #2--The F-Word

Francesa’s wedding was an enormous flop.
It was a fertile topic of discussion for months
She had chosen for a theme: American flags and fish,
based on her patriotic passion for freedom
and her fiance’s fervent devotion to his favorite hobby,
but the facetious merging of the two was nothing but
a flippant fantasy that had fallen flat.
I must admit, the unfurled flags looked fantastic in the foreground
of her wedding photos with family and friends,
but it was unintentionally funny when we found out
that someone had fastened festering dead frogmouth catfish
to the fenders of the rented Ferrari.
“Just married!” the sign read. “Finally and forever!”

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