April 30, 2010

NaPoWriMo Day 30

Villanelle for the Students
Lone Star, Guinness, Shiner, Magic Hat
Glasses filling up with every hour
Talked politics and poems as we sat

A wink, a smile, a flirty hug, a pat
Relaxing after days too long and dour
Lone Star, Guinness, Shiner, Magic Hat

Dingy bar, always a roach or gnat
The never-fading stench of something sour
Talked politics and poems as we sat

Potatoes frying in a blackened vat
Bartender who always wore a glower
Lone Star, Guinness, Shiner, Magic Hat

One of us would topple to the mat
Falling off of our pretentious tower
Talked politics and poems as we sat

Now we've gained some wisdom, years, and fat
But memory holds a peculiar power
Lone Star, Guinness, Shiner, Magic Hat
Talked politics and poems as we sat

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