with sudden change
the air began to escape the float

the favor he thought that
he was making

the opposite of his
feat …

his generosity and consideration
like a sunken ship
or a puff of smoke

evaporating into

hardship …

further action that he needed
the wrath he would

the first he knew
of many that would
reoccur …

the result of
what she hated the most about him

his sense of luck
and determination
reduced to

devastation …

He thumped his head with
realization and pain

his face contorted with

the awful froth of his
forlorn resolve
his time
to get ahead

forgotten …


what every woman wants to say:

“Stop acting stupid
and get your hand
off my