170/365: Ed Norton Fantasy Poem #12, The Chin Joke

Chin Face Tom

photo credit: whateva87

I have a joke for you, Ed said.

Okay, shoot, I said.

I hear that at a certain age, Ed said,
you have to choose between your ass and your face.
It looks like you chose your chins.
Ed looked pretty pleased with himself.

Ed, that's really terrible, I said.

I didn't mean it. It's a joke, he said.
I made it up.

I named this one Gladys, I said,
and this one's Elsbeth after my great aunt.

Oh, man, I am so sorry. I didn't know, Ed said.

Sometimes you choose your chins for love, Ed, I said,
for love.

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