YSaC, Vol. 769: Sonnet DXXLXIX
outdoor table – small round – $20
round, small, outdoor table, tall, brown. Wrought iron frame. in good condition.
Cash only, $20.
off of 183 and Oak Knoll.
How did thee fail me? Let me count the ways.
Your table listed in condition good
Described it as a species of brown wood
In round of shape and tall upon a gaze.
An outdoor table does the interest raise
With iron wrought the weather withstand should
And with a tithe of cash alone it would
Exchange to hands from off the fine freeway.
I weep for issues with the whole affair
What should be brown and round is square and black
And photos show it clear inside a lair
The lack of iron sets my heart aback
For thee on Craigslist do I thus despair
The pictures show what Sparky’s reports lack.
[With apologies to everyone who has written a sonnet, anywhere, ever … but especially to Elizabeth Barrett Browning.]