It’s Swashbucklers Day by Melanie Browne

and yet you show up
here sans sword
and wearing
a superman cape
(which is red)
I mean,
what are you thinking?
everybody’s been waiting
for you and you put in
like, zero effort at all.
look at these fine
gentlemen with their
cavalier hats and
fancy plume, they
are really rocking
the house and
look hot when
the DJ plays
Ace of Base.
I’m grabbing
a Corona from
the bar.
Get lost fella.

Melanie Browne
Melanie Browne is a poet and fiction writer living in Texas with her husband and three kids.

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