The Donutman

once upon a time
black-haired blue jays sang a sweet song
while munching on donuts
happy peace engagement until
gorgeous green-eyed redhead
(more beautiful than Allie--
a feat never before accomplished)
threatened the music
with her delicate steps
visiting Jonathan Tr? every Thursday
eating dinner with him
scorning him so that he is left with
an empty bed
a donut as his only comfort
munching selling saving
and finally the grand opening
of JT Donuts
incomplete without his bluebird
and she's crying
and he's crying
"the redhead is nothing," he thinks
"marry me," he says
and his dark-haired bride kisses him.

(c) 1998-2003 Rachel Rossos.