Impatience for the Inheritance

Impatience for the Inheritance

Her whiney children sauntered under
the blessed ladder of success, and
it fell on them, but she

had a will and
they couldn’t wait
for the give way.

With external charms
the séance went well:
a dark spirit suggested,
“Give her a smoke alarm.”

Alone, their old lady
burnt her toast as usual
no problem

But the damn piercing alarm
threatened to embarrass her

She climbed a ladder
to turn off the whine,
fell off and died.

Her whining children
had wine. The County
blamed the ladder.
The devil made
a toast to progress.

— Douglas Gilbert

Impatience for the Inheritance (Draft 1)

The Impatience for the Inheritance(2)

Her whiney children
walked under the ladder of success
and it fell on them
but she had a will
and they couldn’t wait

The séance went well:
a dark spirit suggested,
“Give her a smoke alarm.”

Their old lady
burnt her toast as usual
no problem

But the damn piercing alarm
threatened to embarrass her
in the whole neighborhood.

She climbed a ladder
to turn off the whine,
fell off and died.

Her whining children
had wine. The County
blamed the ladder.
The devil made
a toast to progress.
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Her whiney children
walked under the ladder of success
and it fell on them,
but she had a will.

The séance went well:
a dark spirit suggested,
“Give her a smoke alarm.”

The old lady
burnt her toast as usual
no problem

But the damn piercing alarm
threatened to embarrass her
in the whole neighborhood.

She climbed a ladder
to turn off the whine,
fell off and died.

He whining children
had wine. The County
blamed the ladder.
The devil made
a toast to progress.

— Douglas Gilbert