Sunday, May 24, 2009

One Single Impression: Dropped


Dropped Off—He said, she said

[He] I'll drop you off on my way,
you won't have to take your car.
I'll pick you up when I'm through.
. . .
[She] No way that I'll be dropped off.



[He] It'll work so good for you.
I'm going by--can you dress?
See all your friends, shop for food.
. . .
[She] I'll tell you what—drop you off.


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[bottom picture, Andorra shopping district]

Copyright © 2009 Jimmiehov. All Rights Reserved



Find more poems at One Single Impression
"Dropped" as prompt,
suggested by Gautami Tripathy of
Rooted

Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do. Edgar Dégas
The same may go for poetry? (whatever, I enjoy painting with the words!)

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21 Comments:

At Saturday, May 23, 2009 11:50:00 PM, Blogger spacedlaw said...

I always thought that the "drop you off" expression was a tad sinister (not that the " je vais te jeter" we use at home is better by any account...)

 
At Sunday, May 24, 2009 12:14:00 AM, Blogger Jim said...

je vais te jeter
I will throw you

Natalie, I didn't know this. Thank you.
..

 
At Sunday, May 24, 2009 12:29:00 AM, Anonymous gautami tripathy said...

At first read it appears playful but on a second read I find it deep.

changing orbits

 
At Sunday, May 24, 2009 12:41:00 AM, Blogger Maggie said...

Jim,
Thanks for the smiles this early morning.

 
At Sunday, May 24, 2009 2:45:00 AM, Blogger anthonynorth said...

Yes, there are sinister levels to this one - and the fun one, of course.

 
At Sunday, May 24, 2009 3:42:00 AM, Blogger Pretty Me!! said...

really cool :)

 
At Sunday, May 24, 2009 6:27:00 AM, Blogger SandyCarlson said...

The tone and the thrown away "no way I'll be dropped off" suggest a darker level. I liked this, Jim.

 
At Sunday, May 24, 2009 8:03:00 AM, Anonymous Pam said...

Such a simple phrase but so many interpretations. I love the interchange between the two characters each bent of their own reason for wanting to or not wanting to be "dropped off"

 
At Sunday, May 24, 2009 9:01:00 AM, Blogger Sue said...

Good job! Humor and insight all in one.

 
At Sunday, May 24, 2009 9:32:00 AM, Blogger barb said...

I love watching husbands and wives on the rare occasions I go to the mall. The men always have that "Oh, my God, how did I let myself get talked into this?" look.

 
At Sunday, May 24, 2009 3:03:00 PM, Blogger Pretty Me!! said...

i really m thankful for ur comment on my poem "dropped". It was a heartfelt thing u did,,, coz u judged my feelings bang on !! thanks again.

 
At Sunday, May 24, 2009 11:42:00 PM, Anonymous Jeeves said...

:D Enjoyed this

 
At Monday, May 25, 2009 12:49:00 AM, Blogger Tammie Lee said...

It feels as though there is a story behind this. It is good to speak ones truth. Nicely written.

 
At Monday, May 25, 2009 3:23:00 AM, Blogger DeLi said...

im totally dropped (in a smilling way) reading this :)

 
At Monday, May 25, 2009 9:50:00 AM, Blogger Beth P. said...

Thelesperma filifolium, eh?

Yes, I'm with Nathalie--it's a little weird to be 'dropped off'.

While walking the dog this past week, I saw a distant neighbor literally swing up his driveway in his open Jeep, dump his girlfriend? Wife? Concubine? into the driveway and drive off screeching into the night. She was in tears, raging mad. I was disturbed, but don't know either of them. Saw their kids out sitting on the curb on my way back and said hello and let them pet the dog, etc...
Next morning the jeep is in the driveway.
Makes ya wonder!

Thanks for the great take on the prompt, Jim!

 
At Monday, May 25, 2009 10:34:00 AM, Blogger Geraldine said...

I second the motion, thanks for the smiles!

 
At Monday, May 25, 2009 6:40:00 PM, Blogger Dianne said...

funny :)

love the second shot, very romantic
If I had to be dropped that would be an OK drop ;)

 
At Monday, May 25, 2009 9:08:00 PM, Blogger Tumblewords: said...

Surely a layered short! Nice work...

 
At Monday, May 25, 2009 10:07:00 PM, Blogger floreta said...

i like the conversational tone of this.

 
At Wednesday, May 27, 2009 9:08:00 PM, Blogger Sioux said...

Sounds typical husband and wife!

Now, on to buttons. I have tried to find a photo of the button you mention. I remember the button and string toy as well as spinning a top with a string and button or, often as not, a string with a knot in the end. Anyway, send me your address and I will try to find one for you.

 
At Thursday, May 28, 2009 7:20:00 AM, Blogger Deeptesh said...

Nice one Jim....it'll b great 2 have u on my blog.Pls c my poems too.

www.deepteshpoetry.blogspot.com

 

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