MY PERSONAL WANTS TO GET PERSONAL WITH YOU
(SWF ISO SWF or SWM or BJM or DJM or GWM or M&Mís)
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.
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
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.
An earlier version first published
in the Hollins Critic, 1992
New York, New York
Bay Windows, Skidrow Penthouse, Cedar Hill Review, Samsara Quarterly, Doorknobs & Bodypaint, Conspire, Creative-Women.com, 2River, Perihelion, Thunder Sandwich, Stirring V2:E12, etc.
New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in poetry; Fellowship from the Barbara Deming Memorial Society