At Sam Bond's Bar I was missing my nephew Tom's birthday party
while drinking double red Ninkasi Believers,
while listening to songs with drunk Josey and Valerie,
while watching traveling Michael on accordion and shells,
and doing the wave dance,
but nothing like the arm and torso dance we did with Maxine and Marta
before calling mom, Annette, who is
preparing to visit my Uncle Gerry in England, thus
ignoring my sad date, disadvantaged Randy,
and ignoring patriotic Katie's texts because
she's far too busy with Marion,
her elderly friend and apartment manager while my new friend Dave
ignored me about Ken's annual July 4th party.
All this happens before visiting new friends Shelly and Erik
at the Peer Club, a disability and mental health center
with Marsha and Sandra managing.