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the night the owner of our second
favorite bar put 10 bucks into the
jukebox and let us play whatever we
wanted we just played prince and tom
back to back
over and over
drank whiskey all night
wished for a reign loud enough to
distract from the fourth run of you
wreck me which was originally titled you
rock me until petty realized the title
sucked so he changed one sound and it
made all the difference tom pretty you
called him said you’d go gay for that
and i said katie you’re a girl but you
insisted saying you would do really gay
stuff with him
and i knew then you were standing next
to him on the stage we carry around
within us like our dead dads
smoothing the strings of an electric
guitar really making him purr tom purdy
you called him your body swelling with
desire like your first acoustic in
summer the one you learned on until the
neighbor boy smashed it like in the
videos and you really slugged him for it
before running home to your dad who was
and all this time i’ve been backstage
rummaging the fantasy
riding the jukeboxes repetition like a
ritual gyrating in my seat yeah i’m
giving prince a lap dance
his bandmates called him a fancy lesbian
and i’m one of his backup singers now he
he needs to test my vocal cords like
tuning a piano with his tongue and i’m
prance which is how my spine feels
the rain rolls in
loud as the speakers after buzz in our
heads pulling us back to this bar to
these bodies and i wonder
if our dads could go back and change one
sound they made in the ears of our
would you be that guitarist
would i be that singer
i don’t know
we both shake our heads more to one side
than the other as if to say nothing at
all but say it with grit and grace and
you order another round of whiskey and
we wait to see what song plays next
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