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 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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Like your reference to Steely Dan, who blending elements of jazz, traditional pop, R&B, and sophisticated studio production with cryptic and ironic lyrics. Your write reflects this creativity with cornerstone words (Monopoly, Johnny Walker & Steely Dan) being surrounded with poetical structuring – excellent … :-)

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Phil.
Such a brilliant glimpse into many familiar ideas, all woven together in a totally original way! This is a great example of how we can write about anything in our everyday lives (even if it’s been written about before) & yet making it sound like nothing we’ve ever read before. This is also a great example of SHOW instead of tell! Keep on sharing your playful wit & instructive construction! *wink! wink!* Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

So glad you enjoyed it, Margie! Thank you so much.
When playing games with loved ones, you must win, the trash talk that the looser gets is unbearable. Cheers to the victor. Lol


Posted 1 Year Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

It's ok, I nailed him at Scrabble! Thanks, Cherrie!
Cherrie Palmer

1 Year Ago

Lol good to hear
i can see the scene playing out and I think she's playing a different game :)


Posted 1 Year Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

...maybe just a little! ; ) Thank you, Ana.
Ana Papaya

1 Year Ago

You're welcome :)
Ah... the trilogy, what could be better...... am mightily impressed with these incredible words of yours and which shall forthwith be consigned along with those, I call my 'favourwrites' tis true and said and writ.....Neville

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

I am thrilled you enjoyed it - really! Thank you for making my day, my friend.
Neville Pettitt

1 Year Ago

I know it may well sound trite, but here goes regardless, my pleasure Kelly..... N
Wonderful use of words Kelly. I did enjoy them. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

Thank you, John. Many blessings to you!
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

Thank you Kelly. Have some fun and be safe.
Kelly, what a wonderful walk down memory lane... on maybe I should say Boardwalk. My senses rolled back to the 1970s. I can hear Steely Dan's unique blend of jazz, R&B and pop. And, the iconic board game and perhaps America's favorite blended Scotch in the smoky air, dice rolling on cardboard. So, tell us... who drove whom to "bankruptcy?" As I recall, that was the goal of the game. Awesome poem and ideal title!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

I got to thinking about how many nights we used to play, and the whole scenario just played out in m.. read more
such a fun read, you create a scene for me...nothing like a good game with a loved one.
my only change in the poem would be listening to anything other than Steely Dan...
j.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

I didn't expect everyone to go for the musical choice...it was just a memory in time. Thank you much.. read more
jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

and a great memory...i know i am weird...not too much music or artists i don't like, but that lead s.. read more
This is fun.. and clearly, as in poker, everyone has their own strategy and plays to their own strengths 😉

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

It was a blast to write...thank you, darlin!
I am smiling and thinking , she is talking dirty, plying him with whiskey, and doing anything else she can do to stop him winning at Monopoly. Sort of thing I would have done. And yes Monopoly is a bit of a marathon game, so no doubt there were hangovers the next day. A nice slice of life there Kelly.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

I was laughing all the way through this, Chris...how delightful and utterly true! Lol, thank you so.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

You are welcome my friend.

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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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