Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Last Chance In A Dry Town

Another daughter of a judge
asking questions with
two policeman in the room
Drinking coffee who won't
share the time or gossip
that could get me somewhere.
Sinners take all she says
with pickpocket skills
no heart is safe from.
While the cops look
at the menu all askew
the special makes sense.
She asks if I'd like 
a ride on a merry go 
round with her or a
ride to the city limits.
I confess crimes of
the heart I'm half guilty of
her eyes grant me parole.
When I ask for a drink
the two cops take me
away from my last chance
they're armed, I don't argue.

Rp Verlaine lives in New York City. He has an MFA in creative writing from City College. He taught in New York Public schools for many years. His first volume of poetry- Damaged by Dames & Drinking was published in 2017 and another – Femme Fatales Movie Starlets & Rockers in 2018. A set of three e-books titled Lies From The Autobiography vol 1-3 were published from 2018 to 2020. His newest book, Imagined Indecencies, was published in February of 2022.