Naked Man on a Friday Night (a reading)

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I've been on an art bender and I thought it would be nice to end this doozy of a month with a reading of "Naked Man on a Friday Night".  Thank you to everyone for being supportive of my birthday-suited writings.  Feels good to share with you all.  Extra extra thanks to AnnMarie57 for sharing what she did! 


NAKED MAN ON A FRIDAY NIGHT


post happy hour on a friday


silently pumping gas next to the young manly mayor


I never cut my engine


he is fondling the shit out of his cell phone


I am late again to meet a friend


we are both fucking up


 


the psychology student at the bar


reasons that men will open up more


if you stand by their side for conversation,


looking outward


A drive together, a walk perhaps


face-to-face only triggers ancient threatened states


the mayor and I did seem to be adjacently bonding more and more


with each dollar we pumped of the blood oil


 


I don’t hide my pleasure


in the company of the woman at the bar


I do excuse my self and my smile for the rest room


the psychology men are lined up at the public urinals


nakeding and draining their cocks


making noise from quieting their thoughts


staring straight ahead to keep the peace


sneaking peeks of each other’s grotesque manhood


 


I zero out my face at the mirror


and re-enter the bar


unknowing that my night has already peaked


the ratio of thoughts on freedom vs. thoughts on bank account


closing in on itself


 


I arrive home safe and naked under my covers


I go to bed a single white man in his early thirties


knowing that somewhere


 


 


there is a dangerously intoxicated and exposed pledge


running around in a fraternity house basement


being hosed down by his shitty brothers


 


there is a family deciding how to dress


their dearly departed pappy


 


there is a baby boy being born


into a world that will waste no time


clothing him in shame

Created: Mar 29, 2014

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