Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 – For Your Consideration: Character Sketch #1
THE CHARACTER IS A BUTCHER.
GIVE HIM A BACK STORY – CONSIDER HIS HOME LIFE, HOBBIES, SUPERSTITIONS, APPEARANCE OR RELATIONSHIPS.
IN POEM OR SHORT FLASH FICTION, GIVE THIS BUTCHER SOME CHARACTER.
In a butcher’s life you meet
all types of people–some chat
some eye the scale–they think I’d cheat
them, but I’m an honest man, white cap.
Customers ask for cooking tips,
I like giving them suggestions.
My wife tends to snip at me
if I interrupt her preparations.
Sometimes being the friendly type
Can get you into hot water
like when a woman talks about Mike–
that’s me–too much; husband’s veins get tauter.
I’m not an unattractive guy
though my apron has blood spots
I play in a band nearby
after cleaning up a lot.
I have three kids I’m devoted to,
strictly a family man.
If you flirt and I flirt just know it’s true
My wife, kids, and guitar are my life’s plan.