Thursday, March 31, 2011

55 - Watch your step

Heads turned as the tall, beautiful figure 
walked in the door. 
Eyes followed her every step 
as she moved through the room 
with grace and confidence, 
knowing her looks could kill. 
Greeting her at a table, 
a man pressed his lips to her ear 
and gently whispered, 
“You have toilet paper attached to your shoe.”

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What The Hell Wednesday - Walmart Wars

The dumb burglar and drunken driver kick was getting a bit old, so when I saw the headline below, I was completely taken. Apparently, so was the tip of someone's finger.

Woman Has Fingertip Bitten Off In Walmart Love Triangle Tiff

A Florida Walmart worker who suspected her co-worker of sleeping with her husband was arrested after she allegedly attacked the other woman and bit off part of her finger at the supercenter's parking lot.

Clodia Coicour, 43, was arrested Monday on a charge of aggressive battery with great bodily harm causing permanent disfigurement for the bloody brawl at an East Naples Walmart.

The victim told Collier County deputies that she was leaving work around 7 a.m. when she was suddenly attacked by Coicour near her car.

She told police Coicour threw a spicy substance — possibly pepper spray — in her face, which burned her eyes before Coicour set upon her and bit off the tip of her right ring finger.

Coicour later told deputies that she attacked the woman because she'd heard a rumor she was having an affair with her husband, who also works at Walmart.

The husband and the victim denied the affair to police.

So this encounter is nothing less than Jerry Springer goes to a Walmart parking lot. Without the security. I am especially enamored with the charges of "aggressive battery with great bodily harm causing permanent damage". Boy is that a pun intended. Okay, pun intended and a bad one at that, but sometimes I just can't resist. But "aggressive battery"? What battery isn't aggressive? "Sure I bit off the tip of that slut's finger, your honor, but I didn't do it in an aggressive way."

Then again, maybe  Ms. Coicour what kind of name is that? was just hungry. Or she had a nail biting habit that got a bit out of control. I am sure it had nothing to do with an alleged nefarious affair. After all, the husband and the victim deny the affair and I am sure they are telling the truth. Folks that have affairs are always truthful to their spouses about that sort of thing. Really!

Well, at any rate, you all know what comes next. The Collier County Deputies, as they stepped out of their squad car and saw the bloody face of Ms. Coicour and the finger tip being spit from her mouth probably looked at one another and said, "What the Hell?"

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

One Shot - Poetry Puddles

Words shattered as they struck the ground
like so many raindrops.
Forming puddles of muddied phrases
no longer making a sensible flow
as they dropped
from the mouths of clouds.
Now they landed
as simple debris strewn letters
rippling to and fro
amid the bubbled splash
of incoming phrases.
A jumble of alphabet soup
from what was once
the brilliant light of thought.

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday 160 - Strength of Spirit

He felt the gentle pressure
of a hand lovingly touch his shoulder
as an image appeared in his mind.
he asked as his eyes opened.
But no being was there.

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