vegas

by Sarah Gawricki


prance on stage with her
snorted gumption and
ill-fated patience.

7-inch plastic and rehearsed coquetry.
latex skin and other problems.
smile and prune and master
the art of
legal thievery.
we take any card.

understand
the difference
of black behind barbed wire
and your pale ballroom cage,
understand
the difference in shades,
understand

self-started oppression.

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