SPOT ON MY BACK
by George Thomas

SPOT ON MY BACK
 
three times
I’ve lost the whole shooting match
as Zorba might say
the whole catastrophe multiplied
there’s a spot on my back
that hasn’t been washed
since my last divorce
I go through life now
with this itsy bitsy
tiny teeny little itch
right between the shoulder blades
that I can never
quite
seem
to
scratch




HYMEN SAYS…

balance on top of a fence
to please young Becky

write love lyrics
to worship Robert Browning

pledge to stay
in sickness and in health
until death do you part

slip into a woman’s panties
& masturbate into
her high heeled shoe

That’s a few of many things
Hymen can make us do




MARQUIS de SAD

this one,
she’s crazy
she’s done anything
sexual
he can imagine

now she’s leaving him
her voice thin
already disappearing
in the air
she’ll hang up
in a second

all right all right,
I’ll marry you
if that’s what you want
is that what you want?

a desperate man
he suddenly knows
will say anything
promise
anything
to keep himself connected to
the crazy woman
on the other end
of his
private
line




CODEPENDENCY

yesterday
told someone
about my constant sinus headaches
loss of balance
dizziness from the inner ear problem

being a fixer from Texas
she told me
how to squirt a saline solution up my nose
the benefits of psuedoephedrine
how antihistamine works

I would fix
this morning’s headache
with her helpful hints
but my pain
makes me bitter
and
intransigent

About the Author:

George Thomas does have an MFA and has been writing poetry and fiction for more years than he’d like to remember. Currently, he drives around in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, isolating in his automobile until his wife comes home from essential work each evening.

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