Pat D’Amico


Parental Assistance

Here is my laptop.
I’ve messed up again.
I pointed and clicked
And that is right when
All of my programs
Refused to respond.
Now I will call on
The parent-child bond:
Please, will you fix it—
Pull out all the stops
And think of the time
When you were lap tops?

An Honest Bank

Our reps are currently busy.
Go online and take your chances.
Our interest payout is puny
And we’re closing all our branches.


Pat D’Amico is a former school teacher who lives in Kirkland, Washington. Her verses have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Light, and Lighten Up Online. She contributes regularly to Northwest Prime Time, a newspaper for readers over fifty in the Seattle/Tacoma area.