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Sissyboy


Sissyboy awaits in an oceanfront
room as per my instruction.
I record 8/14/02 on napkin from
the crowded bar.
The bar is called "Shrapnel,"
this is rich.
White Russian straw sticks
to the paper.
Drink is placed on Sissyboy's tab.
Bartender is suitably obedient.

Dude next to me reads
as per my order,
becomes alarmed.

Patti's "Sweet Home Alabama" rocks.
Dude whispers to me
of the sad wedding party.
I dictate his hasty exit.
Another cocktail and here
I come, Sissyboy!

 


Copyright 2003 Melanie McConnell

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