My Cousin Versell

by Sheila K. Smith

reggae nights:

He always falls through
the U-club
on Thursday nights
trim hips in
baggy pants and
black alligator boots.

the Earle:

His louder cologne and
persuasive grey eyes
secure the unreserved table.
Their waitress compliments the ensemble
     his reptile belt
     his cashmere cardigan
     his woman's taste in men


He sneers at women who
tug at the elastic on his
Bloomingdale briefs.

tres chic:

His delight in shoulders,
steel drums, and nigerian tits.

My Cousin Versell by Sheila K. Smith

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