fat flat face

His fat flat face at the bar


when I went up

help bring the drinks to the table

there he was

supping his own drink

all airy: thought I’d get while I waited

yours are coming

as he put on the innocence mask

on that fat flat face

denying the incipient alcoholism

the desperate need for more

every fourth round

he had a fifth

nobody was keeping score

then you think

the times he volunteered

go get the drinks

he was taking one on top

& the lie that kills

Is not the deceit of doing


that he called us friends

without showing who he truly was

behind that now dead

fat flat face





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