would you take forty for the pair?

would you take forty for the pair?

A Poem by Anna Auel

Coin-op kings
professional repairmen of
early machines
stored
in a listing barn
propped up by wooden tool boxes wedged
in its armpits

they light up and flash, kewpie doll and football fake-fornicating
with naughty peep shows
of decades ago,  ladies in bathing
suits playing strip poker...

ENTICING! SALACIOUS! SENSATIONAL!
A shoulder!   an ankle!       a clavicle!

Memory sold to the highest bidder,
to be stored in a more expensive barn.

© 2012 Anna Auel


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Added on September 25, 2012
Last Updated on September 25, 2012
Tags: postmodern, coin-op machines, games, historical, memory

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Anna Auel
Anna Auel

Shepherdstown, WV



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I graduated in 2010 from a small liberal arts college with a degree in English. I work for a periodontist during the day, in my spare time--though I long to make it full-time, but am stymied by the ne.. more..

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