Gun With the Pearl Necklace
her butt faced west
to the mountains with
a walnut grip on my vision
I asked her what she saw
out that window that would
help revolutionize our passion
"that woman over there
sweeping the floor of the mercantile -
her husband is in bed with the whore next door"
she whistled out the window
"hea bring us a pearl necklace
an' come on up here"
the broom was about to take leave
adultery was clean enough so what about
a little Quaker horsetail between women
whiskey was a voyeur that night
peeking through the label
at the ghost of zz top
the gun with a pearl necklace
shot its beads around our necks
she left her powder marks parts known
Copyright Ms. Sage Sweetwater, celebrity firebrand lesbian novelist
*The term pearl necklace is a euphemism for bodily fluid on a woman's neck and was introduced to viewers of the HBO sex comedy Sex and the City in episode 69, first broadcast in 2004.In that episode the least sexually sophisticated of the characters misunderstands a promise she overhears made to the most sexually sophisticated of the characters, Samantha Jones, who then explained the term. Boogie-Blues band ZZ Top was criticized for the lyrics of its song "Pearl Necklace" as one of its songs whose lyrics were claimed to objectify women. In 2012, Sage Sweetwater is using the term "pearl necklace" in full understanding of the LGBT community.