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Mark Gaudet


my first summer
with a girlfriend

I quit my job
she never went to college

We hung out
in my basement
rented movies
and fornicated like bunnies

nomadic travelers
around the state
we slept everywhere
in her 75’ Valiant
in the park
at the movie theatres
during the matinees

we couldn’t go
to my basement
my parents were envious
that we sat around all day
and screwed

she was a born-again Christian
and I was the devil

©2005 by Mark Gaudet

Mark Gaudet was first published at the age of 15. He is a lover of free verse, and his two major influences are Charles Bukowski and William Carlos Williams. His poetry has appeared in many journals, including Interpoetry, True Poet Magazine, Redbridge Review , The Persistent Mirage, Zygote in My Coffee, Children, Churches and Daddies, Remark, and Thieves Jargon.

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