Thursday, February 15, 2007

Poem #46 of 365

the bar has sold to a new guy
even the cat must find a new home
they bury the mexican flag *
whistling dixie while the buffalo roam

two vatos are pouring the drinks so
now gringos have insults to sneer
i drank nearby and heard the barrage
but resisted temptation to leer

the growl in his voice was demeaning
but his neck had a pot-bellied jowl
the chilled out bartender ignored him
though i’m sure he heard every vowel

it’s annoying and wincefully painful
to hear ugliness voiced in a bar
all i wanted tonight was a pitstop to
relax with my pint of red rahr

but instead i got to hear bozos
--and that’s insulting the clown with that name--
reveal bigotry over their drinks:
so stereo-friggin’-typical lame

* beyond the vodka

copyright 2007 tammy melody gomez

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