© 2019 Barbara Grace Lake

Unassigned, my training done
Was acting cleric on T D
One other temp was newly come
From post assignment Germany

The dramatis personnae here
Were 10 employees, I alone
The only WAC attired in skirts
So jokes played oft in ribald zone

The last melee at closing time
I closeted to comb my hair
To find, when done, the doors were locked
I pounded screamed, no one was there

At last I heard a question asked
Responsive voice “Don’t worry bout
The pounding, we’ve a frau locked up”
The whole camp heard, “LET MY WIFE OUT!”

I’ve often wondered if my spouse
Had not arrived at just that time
Would clowns like this have left me there
Or see their prank as Army crime