Mike, The Butcher

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – For Your Consideration:  Character Sketch #1
butcher

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.

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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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