Pretzel Logic

Pretzel Logic

A Poem by Kelly Scheppers
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...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 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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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?!
E.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Year 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

1 Year 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 1 Year Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Year 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
Big moments in little poems are my favorite. I needed this tonight.

I loved it when Donald Fagan told the MTV music awards after Cousin Dupree, "Thank you but it really doesn't mean that much". Ha!

You brought back a lot of nostalgia with such few lines. I appreciate that on many levels.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

Matt, is that REALLY you or just a figment of my imagination? Wow, I really need somebody to pinch .. read more
m.s.early

1 Year Ago

Poets can be so dramatic! 😂.
Jk. Agreed. It's been too long.
You play games like my a*****e family used to play.

But we were more of a Credence Clearwater "cosmos factory" kind of family.

Did anyone else get the "pretzel logic" steely dan album reference? I'm too lazy to read the other comments.

You have good taste in music Kelly Scheppers.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

The idea of using "Pretzel Logic" as the title didn't come to me until I wrote the line about "loqua.. read more
David george

1 Year Ago

"High Fidelity" style... Nick Hornby would be impressed.

Call me Dave... John is not .. read more
love it! better to roll the dice and take a 'Chance' rather than a Community Chest. you may pass go and collect $200 for this one. not sure where this one will lead but you've got all the ingredients for a trip on the 'Boardwalk' or Park Place perhaps. listening to Steely Dan as I read. hoping that twisted logic wins 'the game'. very clever. playful, alluring write Kelly. this rates right up there with nude twister perhaps. is the bank giving loans at this time & what's the collateral? well done ... :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

You always make my day, Pete. I know it's been difficult for everyone these past few days trying to .. read more
I haven't played Monopoly for ages... And listening to Steely Dan, that is old school music... Thank you for the memories of things I love.... Thank you for sharing

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

...it was just a memory from the eighties. I worked at a record store back then and always liked th.. read more
i love monopoly and i hate being the banker interesting poem

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

...thank you, Sette! It's good seeing you.
sette

1 Year Ago

you are welcome kelly and nice to be back
Very classy and sophisticated Annette. Your segue from the delights of monopoly into Johny walker and sleepy can (that's damn predictive texting for you) is seamless.
You're jealously,
Alan

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

...I'm Kelly, Alan. Lol, thank you! ; )
alanwgraham

1 Year Ago

On dear, kelly so sorry. Not sure what happened. I suppose I picked up Annettes review of you first... read more
In the monopoly of life many twists and turns makes us learn and the music leads us home- great words and unique like always🌹

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

Your kindness is most appreciated. Thank you!
‘Thoughts In Time’🌹

1 Year Ago

My pleasure🌹
Yes, title slays. “I would love to tour the Southland”...as a backdrop for Monopoly and Johnny Walker. Love the masterfully eloquent scene-setting, mood-setting, period-painting of this sultry poem. Love the sensuous, palpable texture of it- ‘ashes from a filtered cigarette”. Love the word “loquacious”. Love this poem!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

The entire scenario of this came to be from the title LP by Steely Dan, Pretzel Logic...that and a m.. read more
Annette Pisano-Higley

1 Year Ago

Steely Dan 4-Ever! You are most welcome Kelly.:))

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Added on April 28, 2018
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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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