♦Tales From The Tower 2 • Careful What You Wish For Category
Scotch And Milk
A memory to exorcise
Gangster gave his girlfriend
while her mom was in the hospital
so she could die happy about her daughter's supposed pending wedding
Ring fit for a movie star
most certainly ill gotten
Thirty years later she was still engaged
drinking scotch and milk at the bar I was tending
Gangsta now retired cookin ersatz chicken marsala
substituting gingerale for wine
"Goddammit Joan" (he never got my name)
"I only gave her that ring cause her mother was dyin' ...We're outta number six"
Back to the kitchen he went muttering-
"Eat you rat cocksuckers eat till you die."
jo© originally written 04.20.05 edited 12.11.07
It's all true. I was 21 at the time.
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