Marketing by Todd Cirillo

On the plane
reading your book,
Lipstick and Bullet Holes
the green eyed stewardess
stood in the aisle
leaning over me.
She asked
what kind of book
I was reading.
I told her, poetry.
She said,
“oh I wondered
because I thought
it was called,
Lipstick and Buttholes.”
We laughed
and figured out
it was the font
and the way
my fingers covered
part of the word,
Bullet.
She read some of the poems
as the cabin doors closed
and said she liked them.
She gave me her number.

I take it as a compliment
for both of us.

todd-cirillo
Todd Cirillo is co-founder and editor of Six Ft. Swells Press. He is one of the originators of the After-Hours Poetry movement. He has eight books of poetry and his poems have appeared in numerous national and international literary journals, magazines and cocktail napkins everywhere. Todd lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. His latest book is Burning the Evidence published by Epic Rites Press and is available at http://www.epicrites.org. You can find him at afterhourspoetry.com and piratetrucker@yahoo.com.
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