The Crossword Answerer

This is based on watching a man on a train intent on completing the crossword.

 

THE CROSSWORD ANSWERER

 

No mystic, like a puritan seeking God

He looks for the right answer. His brow furrowed

Mouth tight, hands twitching

As he nearly writes.

 

No half-truths, no deception will deliver

Only the narrow path to 13 down

Will reach the treasure

That will point him on

 

To the next clue, and when the puzzle’s conquered

The oyster’s open and the pearl has gone

He’ll start another

Endless it might be

For what the end might be, there is no clue.

 

Advertisements
Previous Post
Next Post
Leave a comment

2 Comments

  1. I have a friend who does crossword puzzles just like you describe–Me, I can’t do them…

    Reply
    • I don’t do crossword puzzles either. I suppose I could, but it doesn’t interest me. I’d rather devise them. My 86-year-old mother, though, does quite difficult ones regularly. I suppose the poem is describing a type of person I’m not.

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: