I stand at the local department store

“Can you keep an eye on this?”

my wife offers

handing her purse over.


Um, Ok,

What an opportunity,

to dive into mystery

deep in the chasm.

(I think not!)


I’m trustworthy, and

You’re in only be in 5 minutes

more or less-

Something like that.  She winks

but the clock stalls in mid flight.


Now I’m the coded husband.



Dave Barber

16 Nov 08