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Who’s Happy Here Tonight? by Daniel Crocker

Posted in Daniel Crocker with tags on April 26, 2017 by Scot

for Lexepro
Certainly not the chopped up pig
boiling in the pot of beans
in the kitchen

Not the guy whose throat
is raw again from smoking

Not the woman asleep in the bedroom
or the husband who hasn’t fucked
her in months

Some nights I’m so sure I will
die here, stoned and wondering
if my neighbors can smell it
and one day I will

feel their footsteps above me
a rattle in my chest

but for now

The only one happy
tonight is the poem
the bees thank you
the rattling pipes thank you
the fat engagement ring on the finger
of this hot mama thanks
you Anheuser-Busch thanks you
Doe Run thanks you, boys of lice
and lean faces thank you
your ridiculous call to beauty
the red pepper
added to the boiling pot
thanks you, but not me.
Not me and not the pig.

It’s Just Not Interesting by Daniel Crocker

Posted in Daniel Crocker with tags on October 28, 2010 by Scot

You’re drunk
I told you not to come
over here if you were

I came over anyway

Get out
you have to go
you’ve disappointed me
one too many times

Okay I’m going

Don’t go
I don’t want you to go
I just don’t know why
you drink so much

I’m a drinker

I don’t like it
it upsets me

She gets in bed
and starts reading
Don Delillo

She’s naked

It’s just not interesting
all that drinking

and I think
my god
this girl
naked in bed
with the body she has
those beautiful tits
that pussy
and she’s reading
Don Delillo

It doesn’t make you attractive

I say you’d be surprised
how many chicks dig it

She says this guy is brilliant
and buries her nose in the book

She likes Don Delillo
I like titties
I sense a problem here
like maybe this isn’t going
to work out

but I’ve not been put through the
ringer in awhile,
so I go with it.

It could be interesting.