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APED: "james bond on a slow day"

March 30th, 2009 (08:11 pm)

doctor_alice requested a poem about James Bond on a slow day.

Flirt with Moneypenny, twice. Ogle the new coffee girl.
Look, reports on varied things. M wants them read. Give that a whirl.
Flip some playing cards in a hat. Throw the hat across the room.
Go down to the shooting range. Moving targets, in the gloom.
Wash your hands. Go wait again. Smoke too many cigarettes.
Think of things done and undone. That's the business. No regrets.
Something else that you could do? The Bentley -- is in tip-top shape.
A married woman, for tonight? Her husband's sailing round the Cape.
The vodka's waiting, in a drawer. Some sprinkled pepper in the glass --
for bathtub stuff. Cuts fusel oil. Not for top shelf. Let that pass.
Get some water. See the mirror. Sweep of hair, and scar on cheek.
Hoagy Carmichael, Leiter called you. So long as you don't look weak.
It's a slow day. Hit the pub, then. Fix the hat upon your head.
Meet the other double-ohs. Bet on how soon you'll be dead.


Posted by: stalkere (stalkere)
Posted at: March 31st, 2009 12:31 am (UTC)

Nice job. Definitely captured the feel of that "waiting for another assignment" feeling you get at the beginning of some of the books.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: March 31st, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)

Thanks! Yeah, this is definitely book Bond, rather than film Bond. I just wish I could have slipped May in somewhere.

Posted by: doctor_alice (doctor_alice)
Posted at: March 31st, 2009 02:34 am (UTC)

Great! And I agree, this has the feel of the MI-5 background business that's in some of the books. Bond gets edgy when he's got nothing to do.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: March 31st, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)

I love that bit in one of the books -- MOONRAKER, maybe? where Bond has that stack of esoteric reports to read, and his eyes are just glazing over with data about "Philoppon, the Japanese murder drug."

Posted by: __marcelo (__marcelo)
Posted at: March 31st, 2009 03:51 am (UTC)

This is great.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: March 31st, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)


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