The Shirt Collar
The shirt collar belonged to a wealthy gentleman,
And he considered himself a real Dapper Dan.
After he was laundered, he saw a pretty garter
And took the opportunity to propose to her.
She noticed that his edges were somewhat frayed.
When she said no, he was greatly dismayed.
He saw that she had some loose threads of her own.
Being a gentleman, he said nothing and went home.
Ron Larson is a retired community college professor (Ph.D.) and has had both fiction and non-fiction published in various journals over the years. He has been writing poetry for the last two years. His poems have been accepted by such diverse magazines as The American Dissident, Big Pulp, and WestWard Quarterly.