Bar Tender – Poem #89

‘She had Susan Hayward’s hair
no longer in Vogue
tight jeans and spike heeled boots
the sculptor’s deft touch to hip and breast.

While reaching high for a glass
a tattoo above her waist
the rest hidden under a sweater
“What’s your pleasure handsome?”

The old man smiled;
to lift your sweater; to uncover your tattoo
to trace it with lips and fingertips across your skin
to release you from your jeans.

To turn you around and see you naked
to touch you, hips and breast
We are after all the years, still men.

The old man sighed;
Then a wry smile
“Dewar’s neat Darlin'”

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About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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4 Responses to Bar Tender – Poem #89

  1. beetleypete says:

    This one I do remember of course. I always wonder if they ‘know’. I reckon they must…
    Best wishes, Pete.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. greenpete58 says:

    Nice poem, Frank, but instead of “Haywood” do you mean Susan “Hayward,” the late great actress? (just asking, since I’m an old film buff) 🙂

    Like

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