Palermo Girls

Palermo Girls

On the second day of las inundaciones
rain still strung in ribbons from the trees
Palermo girls step out with matching shades of umbrella
black and mauve, beige/cerise, pastel blue
and pastel blue
high-stepping between the puddles as though
the Pied Piper of Hamlin
didn’t want a bit of rat on his stiletto-booted heels.

On the second day of las inundaciones
sloshing home in the shin-high stream
both eyes gummed shut with hangover
head like a wet dog and
a pounding inside like it wants to be let out
I am sure that Palermo girls
would spit on me in matching pastel shades
if it wouldn’t ruin their look.

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2 Responses to Palermo Girls

  1. Simo says:

    I’d spit on you anyway Geoff.

  2. Rabbi says:

    Could be improved with the line, “I wish they could all be Palermo girls.” :p

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