Three times already.
For all I know.
Did you hear me?
I’m sure he was wasted.
You happen to be one of them.
Who me? Barely douse a bottle a day.
Three guys. Three different countries. The goddamn United Nations.
No plans to ever move to the country. Hell no
Jesus. You’re like a goddamn labyrinth. You haven’t a goddamn clue.
Off she goes. Tonight’s gonna be two bottles tucked away like roses.
Oh, now I see. You don’t want to hear about it, cheap bastard.
My suggestion: you need to work on language skills without lick of cursing.
What is it? The cash? Already paid. Isn’t that what we do for you fools?
Appalled at the pretense. Not boasting, but I’ve had drinks with the poet laureate of Muscogan.
Hollow on the inside, cornerstone of eminent meth brains of Oklahoma. Welcome to our lyrical.
Why do smug poets’ bluster on, demented enough to keep saying ‘just two more’.
May we joggle your pants a bit. Get back to the original arc?
A tractor got him. One reason to blast out of the countryside.
Punctured diaphragm and amputated hand fuel the steampits of junky poetry.
I’m laden with strong, urinals of desire for two Bourbons.
Here’s to the blistering ache of multi-blur frayed genitals.
Please, talk nightmares and nausea, impression and assumption.
Gram bag contours the cracked bathroom quotes.
The door; the knock; the knees.
Let sky blue peak gray.
The pawing was panicked.
Why shake now?
Meg Tuite is author of a novel-in-stories, Domestic Apparition, a short story collection, Bound By Blue, and won the Twin Antlers Collaborative Poetry award for her poetry collection, Bare Bulbs Swinging, as well as five chapbooks of short fiction, flash, and poetic prose. She teaches at Santa Fe Community College, is a senior editor at Connotation Press, an associate editor at Narrative Magazine, fiction editor here at Bending Genres Journal, and editor of eight anthologies. Her work has been published in numerous literary magazines, over fifteen anthologies, nominated nine times for the Pushcart Prize, five-time Glimmer Train finalist, placed 3rd in Bristol Prize, and Gertrude Stein award finalist. Her blog: http://megtuite.com.