Lance, I’d like you to meet Dick Dick.
Ah…pleasure to meet you, Mr. Dick.
The pleasure is mine. Call me Dick.
Dick…yes, of course…Dick.
I understand you’re a writer.
Well, I dabble.
I see, most impressive. I’m a dick.
A private eye, a gumshoe: a dick.
Oh! Interesting job!
It pays the bills. Ah…here comes Mrs. Dick…
Dick darling, I’m so distressed!
Do tell, Delores.
Well, it’s my book club. I…but who is this?
It’s Lance, he’s a writer. Lance…Delores Dick.
My pleasure, Mrs. Dick.
Please…call me Delores.
Delores. You have a book club?
Yes, she does. Wonderful really.
But Dick, I’m so distressed.
Darling, why?
Our next author. He’s so verbose. So sordid.
Dick wait, I think I know. Delores, is it….
Yes, dear boy: Dickens.

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Lance Jencks has been writing poetry for fifty years. In the 1970s he earned an MFA in Playwriting and a PhD in Contemporary Theatre. In the 1980s he published his verse-based roman รก clef, "The Wisdom of Southern California," then toured that region with a one-man show of the same name. Lance has been an advertising copywriter, a stock-and-bond broker, and the guy who hooks your car to the chain at the car wash. He lives today in Newport Beach, California, where he was recently featured in the epic bodysurfing movie "Dirty Old Wedge" on Amazon.