Funny Ha-ha

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.

©Ennle Madresan, 2019 ~ All rights reserved.


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