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Friday, September 07, 2012
NEW! Poem by Peter Shippy
MY RAGGED COMPANY
As the cellist played a gigue, Bach, at Virgil’s, a cantina on Salem Street
known for their garlic martinis, I overheard a man say to a woman:
we’ll be flying to London to see Queen at Wembley, without Freddie Mercury,
once again. And that’s how I knew how I knew it was spring, how I knew
it was time to wax my barque, my balls, wipe the dew off my cheval mirror
to reckon who’s the prettiest of all, and beckon the huntsman’s long knife.