The Fool

He’d won the Powerball with 1 ball
but lost both his balls
when he met the woman of his night dreams–
a girl who saw a goldmine in his family jewels,
for when he gave it to her,
she let him have it
& took the rest–
all 7 pounds of flesh–
& his child support became
her livelihood.

Stolen Stoles

From dark brown to tawny to albino,
she felt comfortable in everyone’s skin
but her own–
so much so,
she forgot she was wearing it
as she ran out of the stores.
When she met the man
in the leather jacket & boots
with the wallet to match,
she knew that was one man’s skin
she couldn’t wait to get under.