“Famous Pick-Up Lines” by Alexis Rhone Fancher


He’s b4 me in the checkout line, checking out my stuff.

I check out his. A 6-pack, some peaches,

a couple of steaks.

He has blue

eyes, not your typical come-on smile.


I nod imperceptibly.

There’s muzak. It’s the 3rd of July.

Outside, the heat is frying eggs on the


He winks. Brushes a stray black hair from his forehead.

I’d eat everything in your basket, he grins.

It’s not my usual market.

Photo & Poem by Alexis Rhone Fancher

All Rights Reserved

© 2009


  1. lkthayer · March 1, 2010

    Loved this the first time I squeezed it…love it again! LK 🙂

  2. pearlnelson · March 1, 2010

    This is so great. Pearl

  3. Julie · March 1, 2010

    Great…again and again…and again…


  4. Adesh Kaur · March 4, 2010

    Alexis, You rock. I love the “It’s the 3rd of July.” You are funny, sexy, and wicked.

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