Jefferson Carter

Starry Night


We went to Dee’s for dinner
& I got into her medicine cabinet.
I floated through dessert
like a starry night. My internist,
a good guy, really, but he wears
these beads & tells stupid jokes.
I kept dropping hints-
I pee all night. I break things.
I forgot a jacket somewhere.
Would Valium help? Or
something stronger? He acts
like I’m Van Gogh waving
a butter knife. Remember
Joni Mitchell? How she
kidded around? Hey, man,
do “Starry Night” again, man.

Submitted: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Topic of this poem: music


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  • Veteran Poet - 3,155 Points Brian Johnston (10/9/2014 1:55:00 PM)

    Really a butter knife? You sound like a much sharper guy than that to me! But maybe you just like to make things difficult for the challenge. I can grok that! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,418 Points Mandolyn ... (7/1/2014 4:07:00 PM)

    Ha! I love this. There is nothing more to say but I have to type 20 words or else it wont' let the comment go through.: -P (Report) Reply

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