Prompt: prank, insurance, orangutan
Husband thinks we need more insurance…
I asked if he’s planning to bump me off
Collect a boatload of money, and head
To the tropics with a cute young barista.
“Just keepin’ you on your toes, Love”
Was Ryan’s reply. But he’s serious about
Additional coverage. I dutifully called our
Agent, we drove into town for a sit-down.
“Grady” is young, and carries an old man’s
Soul…he looks like an orangutan, which makes
It hard for me to maintain sober demeanor.
I think it’s the red tint he’s putting on his
Hair…for reasons I don’t even want to guess.
Anyway, feeling feisty, I’d suggested to Ryan
That he prank Grady—act like he really was
Thinking of doing me in for a goodly payoff.
He didn’t want to…a former police detective
He’s seen cases where a “joke” lands
Somebody in the big house.
When we left Grady’s office I told Ryan I
Hadn’t had nearly enough fun, and he
Needed to treat me to an ice cream sundae.
He obliged of course…because, technically
He’s now considered “over-insured”…a
Prime candidate for “early death”…by homicide.
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