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Rated: E · Poetry · Horror/Scary · #2143986
(Writer's Cramp co-win, A Story-Poem Contest honorable mention)


“Just a second.” She hollered.
I waited with baited breath.
For in the years since I’d met her
I’d learned what she meant instead.
*Bulbb*
So I sat myself a sit-down
As easy as you please.
No mall shopping frenzy
Would bring me to my knees.
*Bulbg*
The bargains were a wonder.
Each store blared something more.
My wife was in a hurry to collect
What others left strewn on the floor.
*Bulby*
“I’ll be just a second.”
She pleaded with pure female honesty.
I couldn’t help but admire
The way she pushed others around with a quick squeeze.
*Bulbb*
Shop owners were a struggling
Pushing everyone out their doors.
“It’s Christmas Eve, we’ve closed. Oh please,
Go home we really must now implore.”
*Bulbr*
“Just a second.” was my wife’s battle cry.
She hung in there to the last.
She reached for another present
While waving her last wave of holiday cash.
*Bulbp*
The cobwebs were growing cobwebs
On my bald old pate, by then it was true.
I was going nowhere fast
I was stuck in pure honey-do.
*Bulbo*
She piled on the presents
I was hard-pressed to see o’or.
Then she was off again to shop
with my credit card a 24/7 discount store.
*Bulbv*
“Just a second.” I watched her eyes fill with glee.
There wasn’t another customer shopping around
To slow down her fevered intensity.
Her pockets, she stuffed, pounding them into the ground.
*Bulbg*
“Just one second.” I interrupted.
I was getting into this game.
“It’s now Christmas past. Stop at last. Take lot. Count the cost.
Shopping next year this early is just way too much male holiday pain.'
*Bulbr*


Entry to "The Writer's Cramp daily contest
1000 word limit short story or
40 line limit poem
based on contest prompt
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