Russel G. Winick
Bio Note: I recently began writing poetry at nearly age 65, after concluding a long legal career. Langston Hughes’ work greatly appealed to me when I studied poetry in 8th grade, and it remains a primary inspiration to this day. My poems have been selected for publication by, among other journals, The Society of Classical Poetry, Blue Unicorn, and Snakeskin.
The woman’s car had engine woes He told her not to panic. And claimed to be an auto whiz As good as a mechanic. He worked for hours on the car Then said that it was done. But though the job had taken long The car still didn’t run. She called a shop and got bad news Two thousand bucks at least. To mainly fix the work he did, So much for expertise! I learned a lesson that fine day On what can cause distress. Sometimes it’s triggered by a fool’s Desire to impress.
©2020 Russel G. Winick
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