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 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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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 3 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Years 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 3 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Years 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

3 Years 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 3 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Years 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 3 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Years Ago

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

3 Years Ago

You are welcome my friend.
It can take a really long time to complete a game of Monopoly--that's a lot of Johnny Walker! Thanks to your poetic skill, I get a clear picture of that game time, where maybe the acquisition of wealth wasn't everyone's main goal.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Years Ago

...tell me about it! Many thanks, Samuel...good to see you again!
Hmm? Any major dude will tell you monopoly winners get all the dough and as a result get all the women, especially if they're bankers. haha.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Years Ago

I was so much better at Scrabble, though...thanks, Tim!

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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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