At Charlie’s Place

Written for:  Poetic Asides #362
For today’s prompt, write a poem that captures a moment from a movie or book. You can include a hint in the title of the poem, let other readers know outright, or leave the poem as a standalone moment that some people will “get”–and that others just won’t.

What do you say
we go downtown
’round to our favorite
spot, have a tot,
and wile away this
afternoon in company
of friends.

Oh look–no–over in that
corner booth. Why it’s that
lovely nurse, and doctor.
Why don’t we join them?

I believe the doctor wishes
to speak with me. No, you wait
here. I will be right back.

After you, Doctor. What’s that?
Well, you bring up a good point,
but I must say, “I have wrestled
with reality for thirty-five years,
Doctor, and I’m happy to say
I finally won out over it.”
If you will excuse me, I must not
keep my friend waiting.

About purplepeninportland

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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