Munday Verse

Shared armrest

Updated: 2013-06-19T22:39:28Z

Shared armrest

At theater or ballpark, say,

Or on a lengthy flight away,

Let’s do the math

I’d like to shun:

Of seatmates, two;

of armrests, one.

The other person promptly plops

His elbow, which now

overslops

And jostles mine — it clearly irks

(I’m always seated next

to jerks).

I could surrender — take the jibs

And sit, my elbows pressing ribs;

Or mount a charge, just shove aside

Intruding elbow, turn the tide.

Of course, I won’t; I sulk and whine

…But oh! I wish that armrest mine!

Don Munday

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