Saturday, December 24, 2022

Whoever Finds This Bottle

Two Scotsmen laying a floor
In a house in Edinburgh,
In 1887

Left a note in an empty
Scotch bottle under the boards,
Giving their names and the date,

Stating they laid this floor, but
They did not drink the whisky.
135 years

Later, a plumber, searching
For a radiator leak,
Cut a hole in the floorboards

At a spot that just happened
To be directly over
The hidden bottle and note.

What a lark. The owner got
The note out after breaking
The bottle. The anecdote

Turned into an article
On the international
Web page of the BBC.

Whoever finds this bottle
May think our dust is blowing
Along the road. Now you go.

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