airplane spin

he’s really a nice sort
red trimmed beard
good comprehension and
feelings.

he met this high-level
sort of blonde
the kind that slinks
across rooms in
long sheer gowns
always giving you the
idea that she has
just gotten out of bed
or just wants to
go back there.

she works as a
secretary
for those who have
crashed through in the
arts:   $250 a week
plus expenses
trips to Florida
New   York City
London.

of course
he fucks on the side
too
but like any other man
get gets disturbed
when that vagina
gets reached by this
beating, throbbing
spewing…
dick-end.

he writes me and I
write back telling him
that this happens to
almost every man.
I tempt to cheer him
by listing some of my
miseries.
I fold, place in
envelope, put on
stamp,
mail.

I hear
again:   “She
fucked this
clothing salesman…”

I sit down again
and write:
“Joe, look…”

I mean, what would
you
tell him?