I was more popular when I drove a pickup.

I was more popular when I drove a pickup.

She asked me to drop her at the airport
and I was happy to repay the favor
until I discovered it also involved
moving her out of my apartment.

(for this week’s Living Poetry Prompt: Favor)

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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27 Responses to I was more popular when I drove a pickup.

  1. Awwww. Bump, bump, bumpy ride.

    Good thing you had a truck!

    Liked by 4 people

  2. I haven’t had a car in so long I really had to think about what MPG’s are.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. JeanMarie says:

    I’m not moving but I do have a garage to be cleaned out…. Just kidding. Well done.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. πŸ€—πŸ€­πŸ’“ this gave a giggle!

    Liked by 2 people

  5. jsimpsonpoet says:

    Cool poem, Bartholomew.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Michele Lee says:

    Made me chuckle. So true!

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Cassa Bassa says:

    Very very good…

    Liked by 1 person

  8. berniebell1955 says:

    You’re a great one for the un-expected punchline!
    This one’s going in m’blog.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Secret Bree says:

    Haha, dang! Love the twist :-)

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Priti says:

    Great πŸ˜ƒ one with twist. πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

    Liked by 1 person

  11. berniebell1955 says:

    Here it is…..

    …with an added bonus!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. I hope it wasn’t YOUR things she was moving out of your apartment…!

    Liked by 1 person

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