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Dirty Pool


by Daniel Hargrove

Published by Daniel Hargrove at Smashwords


Copyright 2017 Daniel Hargrove


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Table of Contents


01) Dirty Pool


02) Sister Rubber


03) Rough Sex


04) The Odds


05) Porn


06) The Single Mom


07) Drugs

Dirty Pool


They've got the guns

and they've got the brawn

who has the brains

and who has the time


I've got a cue stick

and I have the chalk

white as a ghost

wipe down the chalkboard


There's a ten dollar bill

on the corner

of the pool table

don't sink the cue ball


The break

pick up the rack

clickety clack

balls everywhere


You're stripes

I'm solids

the eight ball is black

and the one is yellow


Sister Rubber


Blond curly hair

mouth wide open

coiffed and perfumed

treated like a dog


There are the cheap ones

and there are the expensive ones

but either way

any way you give it


She walks

she talks

she has a herstory

pure fiction


The imaginary controversy

that involves a senator

and his loving bag of Fritos

in sickness or in health


The stronger the better

push her around

fuck her brains out

then fold her up

and put her in the closet


Rough Sex


Pushed and pounded

boring, physical sex

lacking feeling

muscle and bone


Hard enough

to work hard

to lift heavy things

to dig deep wells


Piss him off

push his buttons

then fuck him

what a concept


She knows

your weaknesses

and weak men

are a waste of time


Maybe

I work for a living

but I am no fool

about what a woman wants


The Odds


Where are we at?

Do you see us?

A hundred to one or

a thousand to one


McDonalds

Chevrolet

The sex trade

The army


Cocaine

The black market

A forty-ouncer

the alcohol industry


Angels

and gasoline

crosses

and double-crossed


Strength

and oversight

vigilance

and surveillance


Porn


All these pretty women

are they too dumb

to get a job at McDonalds?


Probably strippers

maybe on coke

money for cosmetics

and fancy clothes


Lets consider evolution

breeding and beauty

personality and grace


This guy owns a gun

and has plenty of coke

this chick makes time

looking for an in


Pretty pussy, I like pussy

Nice tits, I like tits

Make sure and shave your legs


The Single Mom


Her glory

is unmistakeable, true

works too hard

kids in daycare


Another man

water under the bridge

a couple of kids

playing catch


No money for the hairdresser

no money for silverware

perhaps a job downtown

maybe so


to and from work

on the city bus

listen to the robot

wait for your stop


a job is an asset

if you can do it

it's a hard world, dammit

lay around on your butt


Drugs


Naive kids

dying for a joint

twenty-four

tire gauge


Blown mind

XTC

LSD

ten years


Looking for answers

then looking for a fix

the parents look on

fearful


Rebellion

crystal meth

the rock 'n roll industry

heroin


Jimi Hendrix

Jim Morrison

Janis Joplin

On ice


Thanks for reading my musings on sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll! If you feel like sending me a hate letter or even a letter of thanks, my email is;


dghargrove@gmail.com


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