UNLUCKY


I’m an unlucky fella,
there is no doubt.
I bought an umbrella … 
we had a drought.

I bought a hanky … 
my nose didn’t run.
I bought a frank …
then lost my bun.

I bought a spare tire …
then got no flat.
I bought a ball … 
then broke my bat.

I bought a cof­fin.
It’s worth a try.
With my bad luck,
I might not die.

(a ver­sion of this was orig­i­nally pub­lished in Bumbershoot)

© 2020 Robert Schechter 

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