Liquid Lunch by Stephen Bess

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LIQUID LUNCH: Blues Inspired Poetry by Stephen Bess

Here's the Situation

My old lady ain’t never been one to cut me no slack
If I tell her I’m going to the store
She wanna know what time I’m coming back
But that’s okay ‘cause papa ain’t salty
You might think that what I’m saying ain’t real
but the president has to sign a bill
Just so I can spend a bill — I’m talking about a dollar!
Yeah, sometimes it makes me wanna holler
but that’s okay ‘cause papa ain’t salty
You see...
I messed up just a while ago
with this sweet, fine thing — age around 24
Man, I thought my game was tight
‘cause I never tried to spend the night
But one day…
I guess the time was around 4
That sweet, fine thing knocked on my front door
Well, she told my ‘ol lady everything including things I said
Meanwhile, I’m ducking and dodging the pots and pans flying at my head
Man, was I scared!
But that’s okay ‘cause papa still ain’t salty
I just wish my ‘ol lady would cut me some slack
‘cause I just met this sweet, fine thing — age around 29
that I been dying to get at


© Stephen Bess, 2010

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