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It was long   & white   & silky    Stretched on forever

Well at least until the V of her dress revealed a hollow

also perfect   silky      It was rhythmically moving    up&down&up&down

Gyrating may be too strong a word       OK      Let’s call it a saw-off


All of this against my husband’s equally long (not so silky)  back

as we watched George Clinton’s bacchanalia  unfold below   at

Tipitina’s   (501 Napoleon Ave. New Orleans LA)    With Soul-Sister DJ

on the floor doin things I shan’t explain  (involving crawling & spreading)


I did not know whether to take Silky Back Woman outside   or applaud my guy’s

staying power   He leaned on the rail like he owned it    Hockey-hard body groovin

to George C.    I knew in his heart he was transported to Lakehead U.  where he

reigned as  THE BLONDE    So mostly I just kept my clenched fist in my pocket

waving it only occasionally   cowardly    at the silkiest back I have ever seen


My heroes had the heart
To live their lives out on a limb
And all I remember
Is thinking, I want to be like them

Crazy  Pat Green/Gnarls Barkley


DJ Soul Sister's photo.



Late Winter   2013

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One thought on “TIPITINA’S

  1. Illinois Atkins on said:

    Tipitina tra la la la…was she three times seven, baby??

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