The Whisky Blot
Denouement by Louis Faber
In the darkest recesses last night,
I managed to successfully resolve
a number of open issues that had
plagued me since my youth, no small
task for a single night's work.
I decided that the Hardy Boys
had, once they were old enough,
joined the LAPD, one made it
to Lieutenant, but both were involved
in an excessive force investigation
and resigned and move to Idaho.
Nancy Drew grew tired of crime solving
and married a young Wall Street
analyst, but decided to divorce him
and got to keep the house in Greenwich
in exchange for the one in the Hamptons
which needed so much work.
And as morning was about to dawn,
I noted that Charlie finally sold
the Chocolate Factory, took the money
and invested it in a string
of marijuana dispensaries and moved
to a small island he bought in the Bahamas.
Louis Faber is a poet, photographer and blogger. His work has appeared in The Poet, Alchemy Spoon, New Feathers Anthology, Dreich (Scotland), Tomorrow and Tomorrow, Erothanatos (Greece), Defenestration, Atlanta Review, Glimpse, Rattle, Cold Mountain Review, Eureka Literary Magazine, Borderlands: the Texas Poetry Review, Midnight Mind, Pearl, Midstream, European Judaism, The South Carolina Review and Worcester Review, among many others, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He can be found at https://anoldwriter.com and at https://bird-of-the-day.com.
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