Monday, October 03, 2005

Imitations In Peach

You're a peach, he tells me in his
best Gary Grant imitation. Hair combed
just so; white dinner jacket, black
tie, his gift of faux pearls dangling
from perfectly manicured nails.

He watches old movies, pretends
he's DeNiro, Redford, Astair.
Once, after watching Rocky, he tossed
me around, then wrapped me in bandages,
Frankenstein whirring ominously
in black and white on the telly.

I like his Mr. Ed the best. I get to ride
on his back, feed him bad apples, slap
him hard on the rear while he bucks,
shimmies and guffaws in delight.

Pris Campbell
©2004

2 comments:

Michael Parker said...

I liked this very much, Pris.

Pris said...

Thanks, Michael..it was a fun write. Welcome back. I'll write you later and find out how the marathon went or you tell me.