Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Sound and Sense, 88

1. guessed (verb): past tense of guess—to form an opinion or give and answer about something when you do not know much or anything about it
2. guest (noun): a person who is invited to visit or stay in someone’s home; a customer at a hotel, restaurant, etc.

He honestly should not have guessed
About the history of his guest,
Who really was a noxious pest.

He speculated that the guy,
Who dressed just like a butterfly,
Was leaking most of his supply

Of brains. He guessed—and right out loud!—
This guest was not too well endowed,
And that, of course, is not allowed

At Motel 6. He’d just been hired—
Possessing all that was required—
And now, Day One, he’d just been fired.

“Oh, well,” he thought, “I’ll be all right—
I’ve learned to keep my mouth shut tight.”
And off he walked into the night.

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