21 Oct 2015 – Ding-Dong Time

Once a ding-dong damned-long time –
and quite a while it was, ago –
a far north Dallas office suite,
a sandwich franchise down below.

And in that ding-dong damned-long time,
the mob was set on owning all
the sandwich shops, by hook or crook,
and bomb threats regularly called

at least to ours – the other side,
and when it came they’d send us home.
On lovely afternoons we’d joke
who’s turn it was to dial that phone.