There’s No Crying In Beach Ball

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volley or soccer
attacked from behind
ball landed against my shin

after saying dam_
wondered why me of seventy
what are the odds

this is much later
two love birds bickering
calling each other names

“don’t interrupt game
in other words just stand there
and don’t say nothin”

he asked me if i
was catching a cold from the
air conditioning

yes fifteen years ago
i caught a cold from the
air conditioning

“music and passion
always the fashion
at the copacabana”

now that’s a beach song
two years have never heard this
at the cabanas

blue white sheikhs inside
six thousand dollars a week
for the cabanas

twenty something people
trying to decide what
to do for dinner

“last chance for romance”
actually last chance to breathe
cigarette left field

kids could hit you
with ten balls wouldn’t hurt
bad as mother’s cigarette

i was thinking
“this could be heaven and this could be hell”
but it’s hell

two hours deciding
what to have for dinner
just go already

cigarettes not only choke
they make me grumpy
can tell by my poems

also they murder
your aunts and godmother
RJR cheats death row

diversification
have some cookies
with your cigarettes traitors


7/13

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