Today’s prompt: Portugal, scissors, egg
Husband’s enjoying his one-egg breakfast
As, scissors in hand, I clip coupons…
“Would you like to go to Portugal?” he asks.
I frown at absurd idea, “Why?”
“You’ve had the blues…said you want to
Go ‘far away’…Portugal’s far, and full of
Culture”, he says, with bland sweetness.
“I’d rather go to the grocery store…this
Pile of coupons will reap a bonanza
Of savings, hon—drink your coffee
And let’s vamoose.”
“That’s why I married you—your
Passion for bargains, inexpensive thrills.”
“So, I’m a perfect wife?”
“Well…I would appreciate you letting me finish
The paper before you cut it up.”
“Sorry…with the money saved, I’ll get you
Another one—come on, before the
Artichokes are gone!”
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