Frank Poems: TH…FOURTEEN

Don’t walk under a lad
Der. Don’t let a frog in
Side. Don’t open an um
Brella until you’re out out
Side. Reflect before you break a mir
Ror. Crossing black-cat paths – un
Wise. Don’t sing when eating din
Ner. Don’t bring an albatross de
Mise. Don’t gift a purse with empty in
Ner. (And, of course, there’s more be
Sides.) But apropos of poe
Try, whatever your rhyming
Scheme, if you’re triskaidekaphobic
Don’t call your poem Thirteen.

"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925


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