William F Dougherty

Rookie - 16 Points (West Hartford, CT)

Bamboozled


Arthur rubbed his bristly chin
with the back of a quaking hand,
frowned at the crumpled paper,
squinted, straining to understand.

The note gave only a new address,
no message, or any reason why-
a mystery hidden under the gin,
between the bourbon and the rye.

Submitted: Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Edited: Saturday, August 25, 2012

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