Use Your Illusion

Rachel Stanford


Hand ripped-jeans, dingy shirted, dirty studs
forgotten black shoes, pin stripped hats
hot, haggered pleather-skirted mommas in toe


forgot cries of kids, babysitter tucked in
thrust their two fingers in the air
 rushing forward with the sunshine lights


we stand, fresh-faced, starry-eyed
jellow legs, supported, stage clenched fist
wanting his girating body, song sex sweat
trickled temples, a twenty year old man,
 with 40 year old crow’s feet creeping
twenty again ( for the next two hours).

Euphemism Campus Box 4240 Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790-4240