Little Ditty Down

by Jerry Ratch

I got caught writing poems

at the paint factory

several times

before they fired me.


I got caught in the middle

of one of my best lines

but can't remember what

I meant to say


but I know, just know

it was something real good,

though it's all gone



and my ass got

itself fired.

And that is how I came about

selling houses,

not my favorite thing

if you must know.


I'd rather be writing

down another line or two

at the old paint factory.


And by the way

in the time it took you

to sing your song

I wrote this little

ditty down,

that's right

I wrote this

little ditty down.

Just so you know.