Anthony Pretlow

Wives.

She decides where the coffee cups go and when to use oil over butter.

She knows when the refrigerator gets cleaned or has far too much clutter.

She tells you to put the seat down and when you need to shave.

She didn’t marry you for your looks.

And that’s…

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The Addiction: I ain’t no fish.

It’s best that I ignore you. I’ve seen it all before. Your lure is as apparent as a knock upon my door.

There is no winner in this catch and release game. Taunt me from a distance. I’d see it all the same.

There is no central casting. No script…

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Justice Clarence “Rastus” Thomas

What they’re trying to tell us is that we’re being controlled by religious-right zealots.

They’re stripping us of some personal rights with visions of Gilead within their sights.

While we’re keeping it honest. SCOTUS is lead by Justice Clarence “Rastus” Thomas.

In him they chose the whitest black man…

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Flip Flops

They’re worn instead of slippers. You’d wear them until they’re paper thin. You’d buy them from the shoe store stacked in a plastic bin.

In the early days of summer you turned away from shoes. You’d lose them in the sandbox. They were mostly pinks and blues.

They were held…

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Bobbleheads.

A grimace of acknowledgement is what you’ll likely see. Be it male or female or non-gender wannabe.

Words are not needed. It’s done at first glance. You’ve met with someone kindred. It’s time to do your dance.

It starts with the eyebrows. On both faces they are raised. That look…

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Anthony Pretlow

Anthony Pretlow

Avid reader. INTJ. Artist. Editor. Baseball enthusiast. Devoted father of five. Sound money advocate. Happily married/ retired. Being right is overrated.