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 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kelly Scheppers

3 Years Ago

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

3 Years Ago

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

3 Years Ago

...no problem, sweetie! x



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I love this poem! It makes me think of my college days and we played backgammon and drank White Russians and Long Island Ice Teas. The last four lines are perfect! “Coquettish wiles” and lots of conversation! Yep, that happened and you caught it. David smoked occasionally and was so good looking! Thanks for taking me back on a journey through the early 1980s!

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

How awesome that this one pulled you in! I am partial to it for sentimental reasons...so thrilled y.. read more
I adore this write! (I was the appointed banker keeping my interest on him and John
Walker) Nice play on words. This brings back happy memories of my childhood when all
of the neighborhood kids would gather at my house to play Monopoly...and I was the banker. Ah....happy memories of simpler times. ~Sharon

Posted 6 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

5 Months Ago

The best thing about the game is the length of time it takes to play it. It's truly one of my favor.. read more
Love this, love the way you set the scene; the sense of intimacy you portray.

And I bet you let him win; which is always one of the best ways to a man's heart. :))

Beccy.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

He won at Monopoly, but I got him good at Scrabble! Thanks, Beccy!
dear Kelly... while playing Monopoly with my seven year old
granddaughter... her Mother took a photo showing a back view of me at the table...
where half of my money had fallen on the floor.... Monopoly has it's disadvantages
when Wall Street is in trouble and the Dow average falls to below the expected
rise of possibility. Perhaps the Gingerale lost it's fizzle and the younger player
had Root Beer with a straw of hope. Love your poem, Kelly. Monopoly is pure
luck with a small fortune. As ever, Pat

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

It's a great board game, isn't it?. This and Scrabble are my favorites. Thanks, Pat!
Steely Dan, pretzel logic, Johnny Walker, what's not to like, nice one Kelly,

Posted 2 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Years Ago

It's a threesome hard to ignore! Thanks, Gram!
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 2 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Years 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 2 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Years 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 2 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Years 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 2 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Years 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 3 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Years Ago

I have to say I was much better at Scrabble! ...thanks, Traci!

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Kelly Scheppers
Kelly Scheppers

San Diego, CA



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