Pleased to meet you, my name is Audrey
Audrey, yes, I come here a lot —
Floor show begins with white vinyl
smile, hint of leather
by folded arms, flips stray flies from her crown
prince of the moment arrives, basket in hand –
cheeseburger, fries, heavy ketchup…
twenty four is borderline, god,
all those times I grind, sweat at my gym –
I love to, don’t you?
Honest game, at neighboring table
warm dogs lie still, drink in afternoon sun
Why does she applaud?
There are no performers here, except
her breathless soliloquy
casts her in pint glass, ale-amber light
Complains about biology
strains into baby pink t-shirt that says hey, cupcake
Listen to those ivories clatter on wood
another domino slapped in its place
She slips away to freshen her face, unattended phone chimes
Old bones are boxed at last call's shout —
It’s been a long day, time to get these tired dogs home.