Three’s


there’s three 3’s in a line

a one 3 to two three valentine

3 PM the countdown begins at work

3 AM closing time


there are 3 three’s in a line and that adds up to 9

just 3 against 33

3:33 looks like slots on a digital watch


3AM 3AM 3AM 3AM!

that unfortunate sound

of atom smashing in your alarm clock

prodding you and your sleepy eyes

toward the airport in time

for a little of the olde search & seizure

or, 3 o’clock in the morning prank call with

heavy breathing

plus an anatomically unlikely promise

and now you can’t get back to sleep


Macbeth shoud’a known better