artwork: ralph murre
Hard Truths, Stiff Drinks and One Faithless Woman
by Cathryn Cofell
Endorphin-loving hellions of the world:
your ride is here.
Hop on board the It Girl.
It Provocateur. It Chameleon. It Hyphenate.
I am your backstage pass,
your ticket to the show.
Form a line to the left; you must be at least
this tall to buckle into this cyber-chippy.
Have you got it?
The saucy fit?
The Krispy Kreme?
The nine essential vitamins?
Blue collar, white collar, how about no collar?
How about the hip-hop,
the red dwarf,
the shimmy-lickin love shack?
How about a digitally-altered Keanu Reeves
bobbing like a plastic dog in my rear
window? That’s the button,
the trigger, the real matrix.
No room for sopranos or tarzans, skanks overboard:
you’ve been living in the dark ages
and I’m your only flashlight.
~ previously appeared in Tiny Little Crushes (LockOut Press)