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"OUT OF PLACE" Prose by Gabriel Thomas (A Poem from "Lone Cow" available on Amazon)

"OUT OF PLACE" Prose by Gabriel Thomas (A Poem from "Lone Cow" available on Amazon)

in a bar

there are dueling pianos

and only one beer special

that's not a special

but it'll do

 

and the food is good

but expensive

and when the mouth is numb

the tongue is primordial

 

those piano guys

are pretty good though

and the women here

are beautiful

 

even the ones that aren't

 

but through that window

my Chevy looks out of place

‘tween those beamers

 

I take a sip

and listen

and scratch my neck

looking around

 

sometimes it's better

with the dregs,

there's more action

if a fight broke in here

attorneys would arise

and commence billing

 

right now,

I need a snarled tooth Bubba

to start shit with me

I need a sag-tittied mother of five

to believe I'm god

I need a low place,

a place where the bar is sticky,

where the music is Grunge,

where the music is Rap

bassing my balls off

 

some things,

the things you take for granted,

they really get you sometimes,

you know?

 

I feel like a gorilla

in here!

 

I don't look out of place though

 

I've eaten

and drank

slow,

been polite,

my clothes are clean,

but…

 

when they go home

they will fuck

their beautiful women

on Egyptian cotton,

they will rise tomorrow morning

and don their father's suits

and manage their father's businesses,

 

and tonight, I’ll go some place

and not have any of their beautiful women

and tomorrow I may rise

and my life will be unset and unsettled

having pain and happiness both

and through any of it

I'll only hope for luck

for control over anything is so sparse

 

but right now

at this moment

I'll sit here a while longer

I'll finish my beer

and maybe another

and I'll still look at that blonde

at the corner table

and in that mini-skirt

I'll watch her tanned thighs slide

up and down

up and down

against themselves

and I will be happy

with myself

with the music

with the beer special

that's not a special 

and enjoy the night

 "OUT OF PLACE" Prose by Gabriel Thomas

This piece is from “Lone Cow” By Gabriel Thomas available on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Lone-Cow-Collection-Stories-Poetry-ebook/dp/B06ZYMRNHF/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=lone+cow+by+gabriel+thomas&qid=1563223830&s=gateway&sr=8-1

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"WAKING" Prose by Gabriel Thomas

"WAKING" Prose by Gabriel Thomas