The music in Mick's Bar tonight
is three parts smoke and one part hard down blues.
The man who brought me is drinking bourbon shots and beer.
The woman in the next booth shouts
Play something for me Play something slow for me.
I turn for another drink
and one of the men on the dance floor
has on your brown hat,
three guinea feathers in the hat band.
Bur you are in Mexico, or Greece.
I would leave with him,
let him do whatever he wanted to do
if he would keep the hat on.
The Woman in the Next Booth, BkMk Press, U. of Mo-Kansas City