Yesterday our television screen went black
We looked at each other with mouths hung slack
We checked the plug and the cable in back
Our TV had died there was no mistake- that!
Still we wiggled cords, and we gave it a whack!
But it would not revive! How would we survive?
We were forced to converse – get’s painfully worse
We’d quiet forgotten how, you know? You know!
We began quoting Shakespeare and nonsensical verse
We read books off the shelves first Dickens then Poe
Then we talked a little more, much better than before
One thing let to another under moonlight cover
We snuggled like a couple of star-crossed lovers
The very next morning right about daylight
We drove off to Wal-Mart to replace the TV
Our show’s new season was premiering that night
And that was something we just had to see!
A piece of fiction written for Sunday Scribblings!