Pretzel Logic

Pretzel Logic

A Poem by Kelly Scheppers
"

...Steely Dan, Johnny Walker and Monopoly!

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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 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kelly Scheppers

7 Months Ago

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

7 Months Ago

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

7 Months Ago

...no problem, sweetie! x



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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 2 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 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 4 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 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 7 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

7 Months 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 7 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

7 Months 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 7 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

7 Months 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 7 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

7 Months 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 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kelly Scheppers

7 Months Ago

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

7 Months Ago

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

7 Months 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 7 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

7 Months Ago

...sometimes, we did! ; ) Thank you, Ted!
ohhh i like this one Legs...well done ...took me on a ride ..great closing says i ... well done ..Wikipedia says of Steely "...Blending elements of jazz, traditional pop, R&B, and sophisticated studio production with cryptic and ironic lyrics, .." your poem so well matches .."Rikki don't loose that number" alive even today ;) and your metaphor, monopoly instantly relatable ... Railroads and Boardwalk and Park Ave. wasn't it?!
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Posted 7 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

7 Months Ago

Those were the three you had to buy right away! Lol, oh the hours I spent trying to win at this gam.. read more
Einstein Noodle

7 Months Ago

yes! thank you for your poem which brings those hours back to me as well... it was a game i enjoyed .. read more
Of all the board games I love monopoly the most...
I was recently thinking of writing a poem about it...this reads wonderful Kelly... it's with the pinch of your sassy style... :)


Posted 7 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

7 Months Ago

It's my favorite, too. I love playing one on one just as much as I do with multiple players. When yo.. read more

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