Monday, 2 October 2017

Hef Listens to Dylan's Blood on the Tracks on his new iPhone and Dies

A gentle little puff blows bubbles all around
my father's lap. I'm tangled up with arms and chest.

Her gentle little puffs whisper in my ear
the unexpected twist in our relationship.

The gentle little puff of my confusion when
she pulls my shorts for morning sex and then we laugh
at clumsy breaths before she puffs those three words
"I appreciate you." I admire lily white
skin and exposure to her two big beautiful
fully attached frontal lobes.

                                   Say hello and that's my children's cue
to wrap around my neck and puff and puff cloud puffs
of requests. I frantically fill buckets with coal size

            All these gentle little puffs I never felt.

Gentle little puffs fill this room-of-nothing.

© J.M. Green

Hugh Hefner, Who Built the Playboy Empire and Embodied It, Dies at 91

J.M. Green is the author of two chapbooks, The Novice Angler (Finishing Line Press, 2017) and Super Rich (Pudding House, 2008). Green is a librarian at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.