Ready Cash

Ready Cash

A Chapter by Dave Brown



Always short of money

I had to scratch my head

I needed some ready cash

To keep myself well fed


I’d sold all my children

And my Dog got a good buck

And from my neighbor’s yard

I’d sold his brand-new, oversized, black 4X dodge truck


But my gut was still growling

What was happening with my life?

I realized for me to get more moolah

I’d have to sell my sweet wife


With an ad in Craigslist

I got an instant call

By unloading her and all her possessions

I raked in a humongous haul


I filled the house with groceries

I loaded every shelf

But then with a shock I realized

I’d have to cook for myself


So, I ran another Craigslist ad

This time advertising “Wonderful Me”

But, no one wanted a useless, worn-out, hungry, over the hill husband

Even advertised as being free





© 2020 Dave Brown

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Are there even personal ads on Craigslist anymore? I thought they dropped those after a couple of well-publicized crimes . . . didn't like the ring of "Craigslist Murder" or "Craigslist Rapist" all that much. Anyhow, I love your storytelling, nice progression thru the poverty possibilities. I have the same problem in the end. Nobody wants this old hag, even for free (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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