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where I've been
jezkuh

I’ve been living
 1
while Gloria
 2
dies
 3
in the ICU
 4
 
 
I took the day off work
 5
to tell my uncle it’s ok
 6
they fed her air with tubes
 7
 
 
we went to the Improv
 8
to see Margaret Cho
 9
where I ran into
 10
“Hey, did you go to my school? What’s your name?”
 11
Jeff said yes
 12
 
 
years ago
 13
I was telling him no
 14
in a hot tub in Aspen
 15
at his formal
 16
 
 
Friday night the ladies and I played with Strawberry Quick
 17
it’s funny how girls can get
 18
Thatcher asked If I was gay
 19
I told her I go both ways
 20
 
 
that’s my problem
 21
I can’t commit
 22
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saturday Sophia was in a movie
 23
we went to see it at the Chinese Theatre
 24
and watched
 25
as she pulled her tight jean skirt
 26
off
 27
 
 
 
 
Down the street Bev was throwing a party
 28
for her birthday
 29
or album
 30
or something
 31
 
 
I couldn’t hear what people were saying
 32
so I just smiled
 33
and swayed
 34
and nodded
 35
as I sipped my Tequila mildly
 36
 
 
the line for the bathroom was long
 37
I asked a girl if she was waiting
 38
her name was Hillary Duff
 39
 
 
you see, the Stars in Hollywood
 40
are painted red
 41
etched in gold
 42
and filled with concrete mold
 43
 
 
my father used to listen to The Stones
 44
and I roll the way
 45
he wished he could have been
 46
 
 
I tumble for him
 47

23 Jan 07


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