No More Perfect Strangers

by Philip F De Pinto

No more perfect strangers
Did as yet exist

I and she she and I
As ever made eye contact

As ever sat adjacent one from the other
Riding a bus into Manhattan

And she looking up from her I - phone
Saying excuse me Sir
Would you perchance have change of a dollar?

I said sorry Miss - I don't have a change of a dollar
But what I have is change of heart

She said she'd gladly take that change of heart
Save she had no heart to commence that exchange

I said oh and why is that?

She said for reason someone stole it
I said who did that?
She said you did Sir just now

The funny thing is
I would have admitted the same thievery to the Miss
Had she perchance asked me if I had change of heart


Author's Note: and was there ever an ode as corn fed as this one?

Posted on 07/19/2014
Copyright © 2024 Philip F De Pinto

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Elizabeth Shaw on 07/22/14 at 12:28 AM

I've always loved corn pone and think we could use a little more corniness day to day so thanks for this delight:)

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