To Santa and Gary Busey by Guinotte Wise

I want things and will
outline just a few of them
together I think you can come
through for me don’t you?
Your talents are so different
that some law of blend
can make you a smoothie
of conjury overcoming
my diffidence which is
fading nicely as I go on
here to the both of you
notice that? You may not,
not knowing me and all but
that will also go the way
of any modesty because
the three of us together
would holler dirty words
like congruent and
wanker powerwashing
any falsely hesitant
behavior and getting
over ourselves as our
selves so now, before
all that pandemonic shit
takes hold let me just
mention that list of
wantables, things, like
a Vincent Black Shadow
(between the two of you
do-able, no?) I believe
this because you two
are fuse and match, I
the twixt that bring you
together, catalytic-like
and catechismic as well
as that old favorite
cataclysmic, know what
I’m sayin’? Two (one was
that V-twin with banshee
overtones) is an espresso
machine old, steaming,
glittering and domed
like St. Peters basilica, or,
and this is a king kong


the basilica its own self.
I wanted the espresso
maker so I could avoid that
magisterial barista who is
so imperious, but with the
big ass church being mine
he would contain that don’t
you think? Three is for a
three-way you’ll never guess
who, not you! nunca nunca
but me and Francoise Hardy
and her lookalike or twin or
barring that, Bardot. Are they
alive? They’d have to be
alive as I draw the line at
that other. Okay I will
send this as I’m tired but
there will be a followup
wish list, an appendix if
you will, could be many
items in length but you two
as simultaneity are the Nick
and Gary AXIS of crave.

Guinotte Wise lives on a farm in Resume Speed, Kansas. His short story collection (Night Train, Cold Beer) won publication by a university press and not much acclaim. Two more books since. His wife has an honest job in the city and drives 100 miles a day to keep it. More books Other stuff:



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