Dripping Tap

First published in Gadfly, 1982, page 32 (where my last name was misspelled as “Welsh”).

Gambolling
Casino bound
Unable to escape
Shielding your fangs
Ace in hand
And two in the bush
Calling to the stars
And then to the sun
(and then to the stars)
(and then to the sun)
Saying
Eve, I love you
And loving someone else
And raising Cain
With an ace in hand
And two in the bush