Tuesday, June 10, 2008


All the girls go tanning, even the moon
and just like theirs, the one she gets is spray-
on, bronzed by smog and sunset where she plays
poolside above the strip, all afternoon.

She's on and off a diet, just like them,
and waning now, though still some extra pounds
a little chub, but happy that she's down
a size this week, and feeling very thin.

They all put on their heels, head to the club,
Inside the guys buy drinks, the girls all dance,
she staggers, with the crowd, at 5 am,
back to her room, she barely feels the sun

Slide in beside her, whisper something sweet,
and kiss her as she's drifting off to sleep.

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