“Bad Form to Keep a Lady Waiting.” A prose poem by Stephen J. Dawson Jr.

Bad Form to Keep a Lady Waiting by Stephen J. Dawson Jr.

Excuse me, mate, I’m running late to fornicate before wedlock at two! I’d hate to keep my betrothed wait for my mistress to prepare. She takes her time to comb her hair. Her makeup routine is lengthy, too. We have to get her bridesmaid’s dress; something borrowed, something new. Before I commit to my seed’s new home, I must say that she’ll be missed. I also just remembered to pick up something blue! I’ll kiss her adieu, my sweet Ms Duplicitous, au revoir, goodbye, go kiss my bride, loan out my surname, and tear as she says, “I do.”

-Stephen J. Dawson Jr.

Extra credit if you can name the owner of the ring in the header image. Yes, I know it’s not the original.


6 thoughts on ““Bad Form to Keep a Lady Waiting.” A prose poem by Stephen J. Dawson Jr.

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    1. Thank you! And you’re correct! I had the honour of seeing the real ring in real life! It was amazing.

  1. Smooth transitions and a great poem.

    Just a stab in the dark, is it Persophone’s ring? The clues were the letter, the stone, and “seed’s new home”. Greek mythology was my reasoning. Anyone else?

    1. Thank you! And nice guess but it’s not theirs. I belonged to one of my favourite poet’s lovers.

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