“Elvis kissed me once,” she swears,
sitting in a neon dive
ordering her drinks in pairs.
Two stools down you nurse a beer,
sensing easy pickings here.
“Back in sixty-eight,” she sighs,
smoothing back her yellow hair.
Teared mascara smears her eyes.
Drawing near, you claim you’ve met,
offer her a cigarette.
“Call me cheap,” she sobs, “or bad,
say that decent men dismissed me,
say I’ve lost my looks, but add,
Elvis kissed me.”
— T.S. Kerrigan
How can I be the first to like this poem?
What a happy twist on Leigh Hart’s “Jenny kiss’d me!”
It’s Leigh Hunt.