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Posted: 07-04-2005 10:01 PM

Keith: Had this one published in spring:

“Terminal”

Cheap cologne and businessmen with chubby elbows
Proceed in factory fashion and
Develop from dark hollow tunnels
Before slipping into the stream
Of deporting stewardesses
And mulatto tourists;

Hoop earrings fascists
Crack stiletto heels on escalator steps,
Throwing luggage, snapping bra straps,
Stinking of cigarettes and red eye jets
Smelling like some tawdry trash novel romance;
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, until it has to go home.

You don’t belong here
With your smart black hair and polite glasses,
Your Small Town, Texas politics
Virginia Slims and Les Fleur du mal
Now boarding:
Once-in-a-lifetime chances that read Baudelaire at Gate 7C

I say this, sipping overpriced airport coffee,
Reading the scene like a magazine;
Hinting with a malignant smile
At you and your stupid good looks, and
The boarding call I wish I had the confidence
To make you miss

Posted: 07-12-2005 08:13 PM

Aisha: hmm interesting!!!...nice

Posted: 07-29-2005 03:34 PM

Lindsey: i like

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