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Lynn Anne Brown Female, 55, Canada (2/18/2014 4:39:00 PM)

I'm looking for a copy of, if I am remembering the title correctly. It's been more than 40 years since I last read it, a poem called " Ode to a leather Bottle" by that ever prolific writer Anonymous.

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  • Rookie - 8 Points Thomas Vaughan Jones (2/24/2014 5:05:00 PM) Post reply
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    Would this be the one


    Ode to a Bottle
    (Requiem for a Toe)
    - - - - - - - -

    Bottle tall,
    filled with drink.
    Ring you up,
    I will, I think.

    Across the scanner
    your barcode goes,
    off the counter
    onto my toes.

    My eyes bug out
    from the searing pain
    and the customer asks,
    " Did you break anything?"

    " Oh, just my toe, "
    I moan in reply,
    " I didn't need that one,
    I have left nine."

    Three liters of ginger ale
    on one tiny toe.
    Back into my shoe,
    toe will not go.

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