Paul the Lion

(Born in the fall of his 19th year / Comin' home to a place he'd never been before)

Girl in the Castro

Grateful Dead hat
feeling lonely
crazy red dreadlocks, give a smile with braces
like a ten year old, blushing

You seem cool for a hippy chick in a Burger King
Let's be friends today

sitting by yourself
walk over shyly
giggle as I say hi
ketchup on face, unnoticing

There's an Authority Zero concert in the Mission District
Want to see it tonight?

covering your ears
feeling like a dummy
wanna leave, man?
let's get going

We stroll down to your Castro apartment
You invite me in, far out!

taking your hat off
kissing you, finally
calm as the breeze
nervousness is soaring

You know, it's after one o'clock
Maybe I should skedaddle

take it easy, cowboy
trying not to act silly
is it my braces?
no, it ain't nothing

We make love all night long
Have beer for breakfast

a few dreadlocks undone
eat some peyote
cuddle up beside
what a beautiful morning

Submitted: Monday, May 08, 2006

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  • Goldy Locks (5/8/2006 10:58:00 AM)

    like how you wrote this. it was refreshing & famaliar...
    far out! haha that line sent me through a hoop.

    do another one with this style, almost narrative.
    Sus. (Report) Reply

  • ***** ********* (5/8/2006 3:36:00 AM)

    Have made me smile.
    Am very grateful.

    Lovely meeting and lovely day to be sure. A sweet poem Paul. Smiling because of it, Tai (Report) Reply

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