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Two Poems by Ron Pickett

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FORM VS FUNCTION

Stiletto heels in graveyard sod.
Shorts in a ski lift line.
Sneakers with a tuxedo
Style over substance
An apron over jeans.
Slippers – ever.
Form follows function,
Except when it doesn’t!
The rules we accept
Vs the rules we ignore,
My faded, frayed pale blue floppy hat.
The ultimate victory of Function over Form,
Of Substance over Style, 
Of Utility over Beauty
I love my floppy hat.

FREE LUNCH At CHIPOTLE!

How did we get here?
It’s noon, lunch time as I walk across the parking lot.
Four teenage girls, casually dressed, emerge from Chipotle.
Orders from the Web are on a table near the front door.
Orders paid for, filled and waiting for their owner.
One girl carries a large Chipotle bag.
They walk to a Lexus.
I hear a voice. “Stop I want to look at that bag,”
I see a server from the restaurant following the girls.
They hurriedly get into the car.
The voice repeats, “I want to look at that bag!”
She takes a picture of the license plate.
The girl in the back seat opens her door.
The server takes the bag, looks at the tag.
The car leaves -- quickly. 
It’s an old Lexus.
I hear one of the onlookers ask the server, “How did you know what they were doing?”
“It’s their behaviour!”
I shout to the server, “Great job, Thank you!”
I wonder, “How did we get here?”

Ron Pickett is a retired naval aviator with over 250 combat missions and 500 carrier landings. His 90-plus articles have appeared in numerous publications. He enjoys writing fiction and has published five books: Perfect Crimes – I Got Away with It, Discovering Roots, Getting Published, EMPATHS, and Sixty Odd Short Stories.

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