Pretzel Logic

Pretzel Logic

A Poem by Kelly Scheppers
"

...Steely Dan, Johnny Walker and Monopoly!

"

Pretzel Logic

 

 

 

He always won

at Monopoly

flicking ashes

from a filtered cigarette

collecting various railroads

and green houses

all in a zealous exchange
for red hotels.

I was the appointed banker

keeping my interest

on him

and Johnny Walker,

indulging my coquettish wiles

into the epoch of loquacious conversation

and the pretzel logic

of Steely Dan.

© 2018 Kelly Scheppers


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Love it.. seen from an innocent bystander watching the two of you bid and play,wait and wonder. You really do know how to write a scene beautifull, Kell, me darlin' fun and fascination all the way.. We ised to love it when us lot, seven of us, were young. but it was barred, banned and all by our parents come Christmas Day when we had to talk to each other and the like. Laughing now, of course. Your weave of words have given a new slant to the game with Pretzels acccompanied by boozy breaths and baited hope for one of the best to be yours, captured !

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

Not the pretzels you eat, Em - the album by Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic. Thank you, darlin!
emmajoy

1 Year Ago

GHysterical here.. in the early hours.. am such an idjit.!!! i need lessons in most subjects, Kel.. read more
Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

...no problem, sweetie! x



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Kelly,
An interesting combination of objects in this poem, put together in a pleasing way. A simple game of monopoly becomes a stage for memory. Nicely done.
Tom

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

It was indeed a stage for a memory...one that I visit often. Thanks so much, Tom!
I feel a little late to the party, but that's ok. Felt an instant connection after reading the title. First reading was good, second reading was better. I could definitely get a Boz Skaggs type sexy 70s sensation from your brief descriptive scene. The whole poem had a good vibe. Just try to not drink scotch whiskey all night long and die behind the wheel. (Sorry. Couldn't help myself on that last line).

Posted 5 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

A little late to the party? Never happens, not in my book. I'm flattered you enjoyed my little scen.. read more
Lol...the pretzel logic...skip the spicy mustard on that one!!! What a great picture you painted here. And its strange to talk about characterization for a poem, but this has it, a clear view of the motives and intentions. Really liked this one!!!

Posted 8 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

8 Months Ago

I have a habit of calling each of my poems a favorite. They are like old friends to me whenever the.. read more
Excellent. Links me to my own memories which is a yardstick for all good poetry.

Posted 10 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

10 Months Ago

A little walk down memory lane for me, as well. I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Thanks, .. read more
What a perfect combination; Monopoly, Johnny Walker and Steely Dan. And of course a brilliant poetess :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

I have to say I was much better at Scrabble! ...thanks, Traci!
Takes me back to college days...simpler times, but wonderful ones. Haven't played Monopoly is so many years, but the memories of playing...and with whom...still make me smile. Thanks for evoking the memories, Kelly. Lydi**

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

It was such a time consuming game, wasn't it? Thanks, Lydi!
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i like pretzels, i like steely dan but i love this...beyond clever...it is perfect

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

...thank you, Mark. I really enjoyed writing it!
This had just the perfect amount of rose-tint, warm language, and cool-breezy distance
to hook me in for a few reads repeatedly. Awesome! Wouldn't change a thing- this leaves lasting images, Kelly. Can't go wrong with Steely Dan, Johnnie Walker, and Monopoly either!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

...aww, thanks, Asante! I really appreciate that!
Love it.. seen from an innocent bystander watching the two of you bid and play,wait and wonder. You really do know how to write a scene beautifull, Kell, me darlin' fun and fascination all the way.. We ised to love it when us lot, seven of us, were young. but it was barred, banned and all by our parents come Christmas Day when we had to talk to each other and the like. Laughing now, of course. Your weave of words have given a new slant to the game with Pretzels acccompanied by boozy breaths and baited hope for one of the best to be yours, captured !

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

Not the pretzels you eat, Em - the album by Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic. Thank you, darlin!
emmajoy

1 Year Ago

GHysterical here.. in the early hours.. am such an idjit.!!! i need lessons in most subjects, Kel.. read more
Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

...no problem, sweetie! x
'Hey Nineteen...that's 'Retha Franklin". Kinda sums it up.
Those long ago nights of smoky whisky, cigarettes and deep philosophical conversations are sorely missed. Sometimes we even played board games.
A good write Kelly.


Posted 1 Year Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

...sometimes, we did! ; ) Thank you, Ted!

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Tags: Steely Dan, Johnny Walker, Monopoly

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Kelly Scheppers
Kelly Scheppers

San Diego, CA



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