cocktails at the McCafferty's

Polo and Marcy
announce their engagement.
Edwardo demonstrates his backhand.
Bishop Sheen glares
smilingly over his mint iced tea,
and as the olive turns
in my stomach
I spill martini
on my new flannel pants.
Molly becomes concerned.

Closing her Chippendale eyes
she wraps her Andalusian tongue
around the stain
and I remember why
I had agreed to come

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