This Side of Houston

barry white and leonard cohen

sizing each other up on sullivan

street meat markets aren’t just

for the ladies anymore el

sombrero sitting there like

a toothache the only diner

this side of houston drinks not

the only thing serving little teddy

and maria trying to win

points from grandma posing

for a picture on a pin

dancing to the one hit

wonders at the st. anthony’s

fair ferris wheel falling faster

than heart break on coney

island boardwalk sunday’s not

just for gods anymore.

can’t seem to find the faith

in any fleeting moments here

this time last year knocking back

pints of bourbon and gin saw god

on the hospital floor fun

ain’t just for kids anymore.