What Went On and On

 

I. What Nightclubs Have

Night clubs
have lewd eyeballs
rambunctious spandex legs
sigmoidal green reptilian smiles
and beer

 

II. What He Did And What Happened When He Did It

Because
this whistling boy
also called her 'mama'
she broke his arm with a pigeon-
hole wrench

 

III. What He Did When It Happened

Falling
tragically from
comedy's low bodice
to a predictable sidewalk
he cried

 

IV. What The Sidewalk Heard

Refused
Oh blunt rebuff
Oh grim rebuke past hope
I've learned my lesson completely
this time

 

V. What The Morning Saw

Rebus
of aches mirrored
and remembered in skin
a frowsy-haired boy reckless in
his pants


All poems by Br. Tom Murphy, O. Carm.

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