Rock Bottom Boogie
by Misti Rainwater-Lites

on the jelly roll rag again
and the cell phone is lost
with
the infrequent flyer’s
reward coupons

baby boy climbs on
Poppy’s
big red tractor
all by hisself
and says I’m A Cowboy
Man

husband says
No Food Next Month
wife says
Will Work
Black Magic Money Spell
Pronto, Daddy-O

this is not
for
beginners
this rock bottom boogie

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Misti Rainwater-Lites
has chapbooks available from Kendra Steiner Editions, Deadbeat Press,
Scintillating Publications and Erbacce Press. Misti’s newest full-length
poetry collections, Blank Cake and Sloppy
Mouth
, will be available this spring from Coatlism Press and American
Mettle Books
, respectively.  Follow Misti’s blog, Ubiquitous
Dandelion
, for updates and general goofiness.

 

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