Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Just Give Me A Minute

I should have said,

Politely, "No,

I would not care

For a glass of Merlot,"

But instead I said,

"Yes, please,"

And one became two,

Then three,

And that's far more

Than I've ever had before,

So that would be the reason why

I'm sitting on your floor.


Previously published in Austin Poetry Society Best of 2017.

Jerri Hardesty lives in the woods of Alabama with husband, Kirk, also a poet. They run the nonprofit poetry organization, New Dawn Unlimited, Inc. (NewDawnUnlimited.com)
Jerri has had over 500 poems published and has won over 1600 awards and titles in both written and spoken word/performance poetry.