In response to Bartholomew Barker’s prompt 15 Minute Gift Ideas For Old Bohemian Poets
First I had to decipher listicle
as in a poem of numbered form
Second I found I was rhyming
listicle with popsicle and then testi….
My third thought turned to wine
Something not too expensive
to satisfy the palette of an old
curmudgeon poet just fine
Aged not old.
Fourth I had to review or at least recall
the occasions I’d noticed that poet
in his finite curmudgeonly grace
raise his glass in salute to one and all
With a smile.
Fifth I researched diligently
that worldwide library Google free
to determine what kind and what color
to offer a critic most innocently
Highest alcohol content.
Perplexed at number six with no end
as to when to stop poet-ing a listicle I forgot to buy those red spirits
for my old curmudgeon-like friend
Merry Christmas Anyway
My Curmudgeonly Friend!