you can’t let your sequins do the work for you

morning-greeted by
lydia and alline’s
french accents
(lydia with a pot of english breakfast tea
on the table in front of her)

_______

the greatness
of starting a day
(after yoga with jason)
at a table of writers
passing around magazine scrap prompts
and reading from their
sometimes-illegible notebooks

_______

breakfast one:
blueberry tea
(for the aroma, as mica said)
and 1 and 1/2 blueberry walnut muffins
breakfast two:
bowl of alline’s granola
(with coconut and almonds)
with half a nectarine and
half a banana sliced in

_______

staccato rain sounds on
corrugated metal roof
out the writing desk window
accompanied by an occasional
thunder rumble or
glint of lightning to the northwest

________
you can’t let your sequins
do the work for you
i say as the mean judge
for the drag portion
of america’s next drag chef builder idol competition

performance list includes:
love today
ice ice baby
i fink you freaky
sweet transvestite

(and when i say drag competition
i mean a room filled with
doubled over laughter
and a kind of brightness that could only be called
we know how to make and have a
glinting good time)we did this rachel turns to me
from her judge’s chair
we made this happen

________

i yell at the disc
that i fumbled and dropped
it’s ok tony says from teh sidelines
no it’s not i say
not now
not today
(implying: not after red shorts from my own team
a few tosses earlier
almost plowed into me
going after my disc)

________

i’m older than you think i say
at the dinner table
with a raised brow
when my dancing rabbit intern of 2000 status
is revealed

________

rigrun is the word i choose
from the oxford english dictionary
for the next round of
the dictionary game

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