January 2001 / Volume Two / Issue One
David Bates
Turn On

I bought her a pair of
knee-high red-vinyl boots
& an American Flag G-string
and asked her to stand
at the end of the bed and
spin in place

she wouldn’t do it at first
nervous of the gold lume
lasso I was holding
but when I promised
I would only tell the truth
when she put it around me

she swung out her arms
and spun
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