Treasure Island

John W. McEwers

(6/20/1980 / Nova Scotia, Halifax)

Where There's Smoke, There's Failure


So it goes like this,
Guy meets girl.
Guy buys flowers.
Girl puts them in a vase.
Guy buys a ring.
Girl says yes.
Guy goes to work.
Girl goes to work.
Guy meets girl.
Girl meets guy.
Guy and girl fight about girl and guy.
Guy leaves work for new work and gets an apartment by himself.
Girl moves over seas and doesn't have to work any more because she has a new guy and the old guy has to send her money from his new work.

Guy writes poems.
Guy writes about new girl and old girl and new guy and work and old friends.
Guy wants to stop working and sell poems about the stuff in his life so that he can do other stuff in his life without having to go to real work.
Guy does not yet have high selling collection of poems.
Guy goes to work.
Guy meets girl.
Guy buys flowers.

Submitted: Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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  • Larry Hussey (2/23/2012 9:40:00 AM)

    Its a laugh-out-loud hit. I am living a very similar life to yours. I'm not laughing at you, I'm laughing with you. (Report) Reply

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