"As for art,
Loafers shuffle keeping syncopated counterpoint to
Giving her a social
snap of her fingers
To me about
In the face. I'm still
And tried to put his arm around
get me a
Still going on? I was wondering when she
around the neck of a Dixie beer and
I mean, what's
Fred stifled his hysteria.
Can he do?" Lily retorted. "He's only the manager
his beer, then cleared his
Tonight. They still
Broke her neck in that accident, didn't she?
trying to do that, but I can't get
a tall glass with plenty of rocks and two straws
but out of the other side
The wildflower and tucked it behind his
Trick is really
something else. I don't
Fred slid a chair to the side and tried
The brunette turned to look
Iridescent sheen framing
the slick slate banquettes. High heels click
Mess. It was her shoes the first
It's really a shame
"You mean you
do you need to talk to me about
that, but when I wear that costume or uniform or
how about one from the late
haunt you after hours
whatever you want to call it, I feel I'm not
"Look, I'll cue
Keep that thinking up. Do you think you'll have a
Well be talking to some dumb
"I've seen other girls go through this feminist phase," Hal
do the LA hustle?"
all. I think that I may as
"Yes, ma'am. Next you'll accuse
that mirror is still up there."
Out of my mind what
The lowest common denominator?"
Other threshold. Famous
"Hey, barkeep, make that
yourself all upset
and pallid thighs telltale tracks of
how cracked you are."
"Sure, Boss. Write Miss Lonelyhearts."
Fred set down
a woman should be bring her so far down.
Thrown all over the place. Everywhere."
White silk stockings,
but Fred didn't see her
I get for you to drink?
Banquettes. High heels click and
Sure, Boss. Write Miss Lonelyhearts."
Fred set down Hal's
Column of smoke that
"Well, I don't."
Vieux Carre, and their days are finally
How cracked you are."
That is all
He's only the manager
"Yeah, and I bet you can speak Flemish
to be in a mood. You shouldn't be
Hal gave her arm a slight
Door??inthe House??servation Hall.
"But that was earlier; I'm trying to forget about her
get the beer out of his ear.
"You're really starting to
sound like Lilith now," Lily
"What do you need to talk to
eye from the spike heel that
Live and in person."
Did it the second. I thought that Hal had enough
The back of her
To get the
beer out of his ear.
"Who, me?" she says as she sits crossing
though it got all
"I need to find an ashtray,"
don't think that he
"You're really starting to sound like Lilith
bar at a fancy club,
but you're just cold turkey,
Walker black in a tall glass with plenty of
The electric pipes."
Willie, but I'll
give you another chance.
The beer out of his ear.
Discourse when she notices a look of
the best way
At Fred, "But what does this
Rocks?? two straws."
Can do much good for
us in the overall
That is not the self
And the napkins in the other leaving two slight beaded
Beer out of his
Toll booth across
On her coffin nail, its lurid glow redoubled in
He never could see beyond all the things
That accident, didn't she?"
Lily licks her lips savoring
Your sick jollies?"
crescents of condensation
Snake, and the one standing by the leg said
His collar, "Who, me?"
At her own reflection!"
Lips into a bobine.
to spill my scotch."
Lily quizzes with a wondering gaze. "I
But I left the mirror up where it was.
from the late great Otis Redding
I can't help but feel afraid."
"You've been spooked ever since
Feminist phase," Hal smugly observes,
"No, I guess not."
Spiral to get the beer out of his
Man with a close-cropped
Hal," greets Lily as she swivels around contrapostally hanging
Been these three times. It's as if someone's
don't see why you always want to be
"With a wild flower."
The pier glass, but whose face is
"It's your specular
It down and to yourself."
"I'll kiss it to make it better."
Everywhere, all over the place."
Other, "What are you talking
Seem to be
Fred assumes a diplomatic demeanor,
He pauses to
She really needs
Fred tugs his bowtie from i8ts
"No, about what?"
"Oh, shut up, Fred!"
"I've seen other
eye from the spike
"What's between him and Hal?" Lily quizzes with a wondering
not to tell. Hal did
fine down of her cheek the result of
"Hm." A swig of swill. "Hal and I
she has to get that
impatiently as she presses
Lily takes Irene's hand, "Just what message
Lily stares down at
from myself to myself, from a self
And heads toward the bar
Bar at a
Hal sets down the drink he had nursed
The doctor said she'd have to have a hysterectomy."
Lips into a bobine.
Going to do, Lily?" asks the
woman across the table.
Bubbles. They only float away
Has feelings like anyone else."
"Go on, get out of here, Fred."
"Oh, no. Look
stuff was thrown about as Lily's has
talking about? Is there
something going on?"
"You said that
To eventually dissipate on the burnished brass
Needs a little respect.
Is that such a futile cause?
A sip and a wipe. "So if you keep that
Surely look nervous. What'll it be?"
Down the esplanade."
A long time ago."
"Sounds like monkey business to me."
And the doctor said she'd
have to have a hysterectomy."
Out of her system."
Off any further fire from Fred.
"Oh, shut up, Fred!" snaps the
"That must've been hysterical to see
and two straws."
His head bobbing to the jukebox
Live and in person."