Poetry Porch: Poetry

 

CONTINUITY GIRL
By Paul Muldoon



LETíS HAVE NO ROMAN SOLDIERS

WEARING ROLEX WATCHES

NO GUNSLINGERS IN POLO

COUNTING UP THEIR NOTCHES

NO ALCHOHOLOGRAPHIC

STAR WAR STORMTROOPERS

VEERING RIGHT THEN LEFT IN TRAFFIC

LETíS HAVE NO MORE BLEEPED-OUT BLOOPERS


NOW YOUíVE MADE EVERYTHING FIT

AND FOLLOW IN THE WORLD

BECAUSE YOUíVE TAKEN NOTE OF IT

MY CONTINUITY GIRL


LETíS HAVE NO BENGAL TIGERS

ON THE RUSSIAN TAIGA

NO QUEEN BOUDICCA

CRASH-TESTING A QUADRIGA

NO GENNAPOLEONIC

OFFICERS PEREMT-

ORILY ORDERING GINS AND TONIC

ONE SHOT FULL THE NEXT SHOT EMPTY


NOW YOUíVE MADE EVERYTHING FIT

AND FOLLOW IN THE WORLD

BECAUSE YOUíVE TAKEN NOTE OF IT

MY CONTINUITY GIRL


TILL YOU FAILED TO RECONCILE

THE CREDIT CARD RECEIPT

FROM THE HOTEL IN DULUTH

WITH YOUR CLAIM TO BE AT YOUR MOTHERíS SIDE

DOWN IN LADY LAKE

NOW I HAVE YOU ON FILE

AS A TWO-TIMING CHEAT

JUST LOOK HOW YOU TWIST THE TRUTH

HOW MUCH PRESSURE YOUíVE APPLIED

AS YOUíVE TRIED TO MAKE

EVERYTHING FIT

AND FOLLOW IN THE WORLD

BECAUSE YOUíVE TAKEN NOTE OF IT

MY CONTINUITY GIRL


SO LETíS HAVE NO ROMAN SOLDIERS

WEARING ROLEX WATCHES

NO JESSE JACKSON JUNIORS

GRABBING AT THEIR CROTCHES

NO MOGHULLIGATAWNY

SERVED AS FIREWATER

TO THE PAWNEE OR THE SHAWNEE

AS THEYíRE BEING LED TO SLAUGHTER


NOW YOUíVE MADE EVERYTHING FIT

AND FOLLOW IN THE WORLD

BECAUSE YOUíVE TAKEN NOTE OF IT

MY CONTINUITY GIRL



Copyright © 2009 by Paul Muldoon.