With Apologies to Edgar Allen Poe

The Sabre

Once upon a driveway weedy
Narrow, hilly, grass gone seedy
Sat neglected in the queue o'er many an indoor chore
Came a neighbor's Buick Sabre
Parked in haste and without labor
Parked across my driveway, right across my driveway's weedy floor
"Crikey! K-turns are a bore!"

But leaving, I did do that K-turn
Thinking that the lady'd learn,
Would at some point begin to learn
Just what the yellow curb is for
But then that evening and another
The same red Sabre, this same mother
(Of two children), she went blocking
Blocking my car's exit door
"Look-- at least two feet or more!"

So I began some heavy plotting
And quite soon I started jotting
Down a note, reminders gentle, courtesy I would implore
But as I wrote, the Rage said, "See here:
You've lived in this spot for years.
She's often seen you parking, parking up this driveway's weedy floor
It's a fact she just ignores."
And here my kindly note, I tore.

But funny thing, as I was leaving
This next day, and still quite seething
At the lack of care for others shown in this one woman's moor
On the side of the red Sabre, SOMEONE ELSE felt need to labor
Keying down the starboard side like nothing I had seen before.
Seems I was only one upon her blind and blustery tour.
Quoth Lady Karma,"I keep score."

7 comments:

ReformingGeek said...

May neighbor's Sabre be visited by Raven with diarrhea as she is attempting to park said vehicle.

Splat. Splat. Splat.

Jenn Thorson said...

Ha! Extra points to you for keeping it themic! :)

June O'Hara said...

I have serious parking issues, and have even blogged about leaving notes, so boy do I relate! I love your creative twist on an issue so close to my heart (and gall bladder.)

Jenn Thorson said...

June- I'm pleased to be serving both major and lesser organs with what I do here. :) Thank you for popping by.

meleah rebeccah said...

Oh no she didn't! Rude parkers are the worst. At least you were able to make this funny.

Greg said...

Oh, this is fun. Your neighbor is not. But her car-ma is. :D

Otternator said...

Genius - I'm a huge fan of both you and Poe ;)