Tuesday, March 19, 2024

The Key to Rebecca? By Bruce Morton

There it was, eye catching,
In this morning’s newspaper.
The police report noted that
A woman called to say she
Lost the key to her handcuffs.
She was wearing them it seems.
This is the naked truth, I am not
Inventing this. The officer’s
Key could not free her from her
Bondage. It was reported, just
So, black and white, no blush,
No resolution. Everything is
Left to the imagination.


Bruce Morton divides his time between Montana and Arizona. He was formerly dean at the Montana State University library.