Treasure Island

Edward Iacona

(August 27,1948 / Brooklyn, New York)

Such Flattery!


SUCH FLATTERY
Edward Iacona


“Why do you write in poetry form? ”
Came this harmless inquisition
The answer is quite simple you see,
I dislike writing long exposition

“I really like the things you write,
They are thoughtful with wit and panache.
You remind me another writer I like,
Have you heard of Ogden Nash? ”

What incredible company I shared as
I Smiled at this complimentary gem.
Then sighing at Ogden’s grave reaction
He would be revolving at many R.P.M.

Submitted: Sunday, April 21, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 27, 2013
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This story comes from comments said to me by a woman with whom I used to work.

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