No Charge

this babe in the grandstand
with dyed red hair
kept leaning her breasts against me
and talking about Gardena
poker parlors
but I blew smoke into
her face
and told her about a Van Gogh
I’d seen up on the hill
and that night
when I took her home
she said
‘Big Red’ was the best horse
she’d ever seen —
until I stripped down. Tho I
think on the Van Gogh thing
they charged