Stirring : A Literary Collection

Chocolate Waters

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I prefer Elvis,
but I am willing to consider someone else --
as long as you donít look like George Dubya.
In the past five years
Christmas has come more than I have,
so I donít care who I prefer.
I stopped abusing alcohol and
now only abuse small children and
people who canít see.
I smoke
on elevators
and inform everyone that the NO SMOKING sign
is to remind the people who donít anymore
that theyíve quit.
I once intended to become a rich and famous romantic
taxi cab driver.
Then I got over it and
decided Iíd rather be a housewife
in New Jersey
with 116 pairs of Calvin Klein designer jeans,
a real estate license and a Hyundai.
I am everything Iíve always hated:
conservative, bourgeois, monogamous --
but I still intend to become rich and famous
and would like to meet someone here in New York City
who doesnít.
If you adore sunrises -- with tequila in them --
wish youíd never heard of Teenage Mutant Beany Babies
and have a yellow-diamond shaped sign
hanging in your rear windshield
that says ďChild In TrunkĒ --
then you must be the one for me.
Please RSVP.

An earlier version first published
in the Hollins Critic, 1992

Chocolate Waters
Location: New York, New York
Publications: Bay Windows, Skidrow Penthouse, Cedar Hill Review, Samsara Quarterly, Doorknobs & Bodypaint, Conspire,, 2River, Perihelion, Thunder Sandwich, Stirring V2:E12, etc.
Awards: New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in poetry; Fellowship from the Barbara Deming Memorial Society

Stirring : A Literary Collection

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