okay, let's be brutally honest:
candid, frank --
hey, we could even shoot for truthful --
there are no "operators standing by",
and if you do not "act now"
it simply means that someone will
finish their crossword book
sooner than they otherwise
and pull out a new one,
or reach for the latest issue of
don't worry about the doubled offer:
someone will be "sitting by"
on their big fat ass
December 14, 2009, from the forthcoming collection, Spoken Rage.
Copyright © 2009, Ricky A. Pursley. All rights reserved.