Poetry Corner: “Bruno the Barber’s spoilt moment”

Bruno the barber’s spoilt moment

For years while toiling in an office tower
Bruno was my barber

full of stories of wonder
being the consummate barber requires both cutting and conversational skills

On vacation to Nova Scotia
a stop for lunch
of clam chowder and crackers to munch

Such clam chowder Bruno had never ingested
but after leaving while driving and his chowder was being digested
in a panic he realized he had left his camera behind
and his carelessness jostled his mind

Rushing back to the eatery to recover his precious apparatus the front doors were locked
so off to the rear and a knock on the door and his camera was recovered
but by the garbage dumpster he hovered
and from the shock he barely recovered
that wonderful clam chowder the feast served to a hungry man
was from a Campbell soup can
Bruno gave a deep moan and blurted out “What a scam!

Robert K. Stephen

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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