Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Starter home


[ Mag 285 ]

Together, they thumbed
page after page through
the hefty catalog
until they found the one.

“Yes, that’s it! Perfect!”
They selected furniture, too.

The price was certainly right.
Shipping, however, made
no sense-until the package
arrived. They laughed till
their sides ached.

And they saved it
as a reminder never to
take themselves too
seriously. And then they 
laughed some more.

You see, they had missed
one tiny detail:


“Toy”

- K a t h l e e n  K i m b a l l - B a k e r,  2 0 1 5

Inspired by Tess Kinkaid's Magpie Tales, a blog dedicated to the enjoyment of poets and writers, for the purpose of honing their craft, sharing it with like-minded bloggers, and keeping their muses alive and well.

8 comments:

cifar shayar said...

liked it, nicely written

My take : A Small Home

Ankita said...

hahahah! that was a witty and a different take! :)

Elena Sands said...

Ah nice. That was sweet. :-) And the fluff is the packaging, right...har har.

Berowne said...

Bright, sprightly, O Henry ending...

Kathleen said...

Thank you, cifar! This is fun!

Kathleen said...

Thank you, Ankita-I needed the levity!

Kathleen said...

Yes, Elena! Teehee!

Kathleen said...

Oh, my, Berowne! You really are most generous! Thank you!