Mishearing Again Stephen Bett Poetry

local_library Mishearing Again

by Stephen Bett

Published in Issue No. 20 ~ January, 1999

Put your pillows
all in a line
I hear Madonna on my
daughter’s ghetto-blaster
good advice far as I
can tell, & serviceable
dense in possibility
Beaten to submission, fluff,
shoot in a row (quack quack)
prioritize pleasure partners, less
extreme than barrel sports
advance posture, soft
linkage stuffed boy toys,
dispensing S & M instruction
Most of it, second thought,
woman with a case of
been there, done that
the fame vehicle thing
just stacks up mileage
til another choice of

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Stephen Bett is the author of Cruise Control (Ekstasis Editions, 1996) and Lucy Kent and other poems (Longspoon Press, 1983). Stephen's work has appeared in over 40 journals in the U.S., Canada, and England, as well as in two anthologies.