THE HANDYMAN CAN
I spent my Tuesday with 2 young
handymen Tony was thick with
dimples & a cherubic smile Grant
a simple man was clumsy yet honest (I’ll throw in the gasket Miss)
It turns out that Tony loves Mozart
& Grant the Bible He spoke in parables:
It’s like cheating on your golf swing You
only cheat yourself
At the end of the day we were $877 in the red
Grant left whistling a tune & Tony headed off
to bed his wife with matching dimples *(all true)
At 4 a.m. I was wide awake It is highly likely
we overpaid I heard Amadeus cackle & saw
Ben Hogan shake his head Suddenly a bright sign
flashed at the foot of our bed Suckers Suckers
it seemingly read
Hey girls, gather round, listen to what I’m putting down.
Hey babe, I’m your handy man.
I’m not the kind to use a pencil or rule, I’m handy with love and I’m no fool.
James Taylor 1977