Bondsmen

filling out a local business survey
I am asked to name my favorite bail bondsman
I imagine they are all pretty good
but I’m just not doing that much crime
these days, much less getting caught

I guess the best bail bondsman
would be the one who uses
a total rookie skip tracer
so if I have to bug out
I’m less likely to be found

then again, there are plenty of reasons
to want to run away and not be found
that have nothing to do with the law
I can think of about six right off the cuff
but the survey didn’t ask about that

Watermark

marsh-bw

a quiet placid photo
of a pond in fog serene
taken with my nikon
when the dawn was breaking keen

the eye relaxes happily
as it scans the scene
then stumbles on the text
that says by ME in twenty sixteen

my photo has an owner and
his name is ME ME ME!
you cannot take and sell it, no
do you SEE SEE SEE?

you can start up photoshop
and clone the words right out
if that’s really who you are
you rotten, stinking lout

in my mind I’ll sue you
in reality I won’t
still please don’t steal my photo
I beg you DON’T DON’T DON’T!

© LOL 2016