The Heist

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Design
Please write a brand new poem about design or about how a specific design succeeds or fails.

Five men at a table–
one designated driver,
one blueprint expert,
one techie, and two
season thieves. Bank
under their surveillance
for one year. Bleary-eyed,
they finalized their plans.
Handshakes sealed the deal.
Get in and out quickly,
all watches in sync, pink masks
in place. Morning of heist,
the men pull up at the bank.
It is closed. Not one man
remembered this day in
November was a bank holiday.
they pointed at one another.
Brother in crime returned
to the drawing board.

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I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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10 Responses to The Heist

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    LOL…the best laid plans of mice and men…….

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  2. Sumana Roy says:

    uh oh…the grand failure may be was a part of fate’s design..lol…

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  3. annell4 says:

    Yes, not all designs work out…and it is back to the drawing board!

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  4. Mary says:

    Ha, this made me smile really! They had one fatal flaw in their design…..LOL.

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  5. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    This made me grin 😀 nicely done!

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  6. humbird says:

    This is nice flow to this plan though….

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  7. gillena says:

    LOL, as funny as funny gets, i really did Laugh Out Loud

    much love…

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  8. Susan says:

    And so, once again, the flaw in the design occurs so no one can be perfect …

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