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The Drummer in the Band (IV)

(C) 2015 by Metta Anderson - All Rights Reserved
(C) 1993 by Metta Anderson. All Rights Reserved

(C) 1993 by Metta Anderson. All Rights Reserved

Les Belles
(Dedicated to Emily Dickinson and Dorothy
Parker, "Les Belles des Lettres.")

As future poet laureate of the Americas
and
Belle of Bogotá
I have a question "entre nous"--
De mujer a mujer
or sister to sister,
as they say.

Would  you today
become a blonde?
Would you as a woman
dress in coctel noir most elegant
and then--
Champagne glass to hand--
THROW yourself
Across the tymps of a man
who makes you stay up all night,
Writing?

Would you drive a 'Vette?
Or stick with the sedate,
a serious sedan--
4 doors V -8 plus options?

Can your mind and heart still make you a poet
When your body dances cumbia
And your soul
Marries another culture?

So,
What does a Belle do
These days?

(C) 30 January 1995





The Drummer in the Band
So okay
I'll tell you
but
in English

about the project
if
you'll get me
a cigarette
a Kool

Thank you.

We stand
side by side
against a car
in the sun
in a parking lot
downtown
somewhere
He waits
I smoke

Okay
what happened 
was

I got the hots
for the drummer
in the band

But

Instead of doing
a gliss
on his fingers
as I planned

Or!

Sucked cherries
from his navel
as I dreamed

I wrote
poems
and then

I took pictures

See
César
is
the cake

The band
and the rest
are
only
Frosting
Decorative sugar
to cover my intent

To possess
and
be possessed
by

The drummer
in
the band

(C) February 2014
(C) 1993 by Metta Anderson. All Rights Reserved.

(C) 1993 by Metta Anderson. All Rights Reserved.

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