“JOHN WICK! ANOTHER CHAPTER! THIS TIME, IN THE GROCERY STORE!” a poem, for Sunday, June 16, 2019
With-2-miles-to-go – and-not-much-gas, you-know: His-car’s-battered-&-smashed-and
With his dog with NO NAME – and-no list in his pocket,
He’s focused and ready! Come-on, friends! Let’s-“clock-it:”
He-gets-THERE, screeching-tires, [with] 7 minutes to go,
And-RACES-TO-THE-OUTSIDE-DOOR! “No dogs, John! You know,”
Says-“the-bouncer,” so-John’s-WITHOUT! The-Dog-with-No-Name,
But, I mean, IT’S JOHN WICK, so-it’s-just-more-of-The-Same:
“HAPPY-HUNTING-and-thanks-for-shopping! with-us, Mr. Wick, ”
Says The Grocer! (with the dog at the door), and the clock goes: Tick!-Tick!
And, in-no-time-at-all: “Please-make-selections! (pause) FINAL! NOW!”
And-there-is-John-Wick, who-believe-it-or-not some how,
Has a push cart, filled-up! with a variety of food;
I’m telling you, Sport Fans, NO ONE ELSE – REALLY COU(o)LD,
Get-THAT-MUCH-FOOD – so clever-ly and so FAST,
And he’s got-enough-there – for-a-week-at-least TO LAST!
He-got-it-ALL, this-FOCUSED-guy, with seconds to spare!
And WE are SO HAPPY! He’s-got REAL GOOD HAIR, *
But SOMETHING HAS HAPPENED! For, his dog is now lost,
So, his “volcano” erupts! and-all-his-groceries-he’s-tossed,
And he starts to subdue – The Grocers! Checkers! and- “ALL –
Of the last minute shoppers!” Yes, they all take “a fal1”
Some get shot! knifed! and- many! Terribly-a-bused,
And, of-course, JOHN WICK IS BLOODY! and He’s NOT amused!
“That dog’s ALL I HAVE – to remember my dead wife;
She was the pride and the joy of my life!
And NOW! YOU PEOPLE – have negligently lost my dog,
Which I’M SURE I’LL NEVER SEE AGAIN!” John! Please-remove-“the-log –
From-your-eye,” ‘fore complaining-about-“the-splinter” – in-your-precious-doggie’s-paw!
Anyway! Everyone’s DOWN! or DEAD! and – a slow-walking grampa,
Brings the dog back, with this a-po-lo-gy:
“I’m-sorry! I-borrowed-him! for my poor, dear Grand-Son-ny,
Who loves dogs! and-HE’S-CRIPPLED! So, I took your dog to the car for a pet,
From my precious, dying grandson ‘Neo!’ Is the grocery store clos-ED yet?”
“The store’s OPEN FOR YOU!” says John Wick, his eyes filled with glee,
And – it’s now VERY PEACEFUL, and the groceries are free!”
“NO! THEY’RE-NOT!” says Grampa, who-suddenly-turns-out-to-be-a-“superior”-agent-double:
“THERE ARE RULES that-must-be-kept! like: ‘fair payment,’ so you’re in trouble,
Which means [that] you have to – go on ANOTHER MISSION, just down the street;
Get to The Sonic Drive-in (BEFORE closing)! We all need – dead corn dogs to eat!
AND (also) CLEAN UP THIS MESS! for your contract has a clause,
Leave it THE WAY IT WAS!”
So, [yeah!] a moral! of this story:
DON’T MESS! (AND THIS-AIN’T-NO-LIE!)
WITH AN OVERSENSITIVE DOG-LOVING GUY,
WHO CAN BEAT YOU ALL UP! & NEVER ASKS WHY!
AND WILL N E V E R , EVER – LEARN TO CRY!
AND HAS A LOG, THE SIZE OF NEW YORK CITY, JAMMED IN HIS EYE!
AND JUST WANTS “TO QUIT!” BUT, NO-MATTER-HOW HARD HE’LL TRY,
HE CAN’T QUITE SUCCEED – TO JUST SAY: “BYE! BYE,”
TO THE ASSASSINATION BUSINESS! PROFITABLE SEQUELS NEVER DIE!**
- – or: “as he stares OVER THERE!”
** – We are looking at CHAPTER 4! Release date? May 21, 2021! 🙂 – Yay!