Dream Marriage, Breaking Down

I had a dream

about a couple I know

who seemed to be

so simpatico.

The leftist economist

had grown weary of academia

so he bought a rubber glove factory

and fished

whenever he wanted.

(Fly fishing, I assume,

though I am not sure.)

The gloves he manufactured

were sturdy,


not the flimsy tool of the proctologist.

His wife,

who wrote children’s books

and has an operatic voice,

decided to become a shopper

at the same time.

And, so, they separated.


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