Sunday, January 13, 2019

a Poem -- ??

Hollow Legs;
an anatomy of 
drunk together

She was alone at the bar
Sipping her gin and tonic
His countenance perked, he liked,
wandering if she too had
a hollow leg

Of that of course he dare not ask
If she'd let they could find out
But so much of her he liked
it really wouldn't matter
if neither limb were hollow

If not then he'd remain still
and hoped they'd be snockered
together. That would be fun
More so than hollow legs

His he would seal, drink faster
Together then they would lose,
lose sight of reality
Non-hollowed night would pass

How do you do, Maam. Would you
like a drinking partner here
I'm lonesome and would not bite
That would be fine, Hubby says
this hollow leg I can't fill
_ _ _ _

 - Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved
 - I'm linked with Marian in the Imaginary Garden at
 - Marian has asked us to use the word  "hollow" in our writing today. It caught her attention when she was reading a T.S. Eliot poem, you can read it at the link above.
 - I would have liked to have written about 'cats' this weekend.  I have Eliot's book, "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, from which the Broadway production, "Cats" was adapted.

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At Sunday, January 13, 2019 1:23:00 PM, Blogger Helen said...

Had to read this several times for I had a friend with a ‘hollow leg’ and a night out with her often ended in mayhem. Good that even back then designated drivers were in vogue.

At Sunday, January 13, 2019 5:49:00 PM, Blogger Other Mary said...

Ah, I hadn't thought of this sort of hollow.

At Monday, January 14, 2019 3:21:00 AM, Blogger Anmol (HA) said...

Ah, that is quite an interesting play — the hollow rather fills the emptiness in this narrative.

At Monday, January 14, 2019 9:33:00 AM, Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

The first stanza reads like a very interesting title...

At Monday, January 14, 2019 10:28:00 AM, Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh I like Magaly's comment! It would make a great title!

At Monday, January 14, 2019 11:10:00 AM, Blogger Jim said...

I could continue but I'm not sure where it might go??

At Friday, January 18, 2019 3:17:00 PM, Blogger Margaret said...

a story as old as time ... :)

At Sunday, January 20, 2019 9:56:00 AM, Blogger Marian said...

Yes, love this use of hollow! This is like the start of an adventure.


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