One Saturday night, Madelyn and I (And Jennifer Rambo)
Found ourselves standing before Daddy.
In His Study.
That Bitch Gloria
was there as Well.
Our ‘Mission’… was to procure/beg money.
Maddy and Jennifer did this Joni (as a) Duet and Perfection two-part Harmony:
Street Cred For The Vid: JoniJourney
(It was Brilliant!)
But Madelyne never failed to understand / underestimate her powers
(They Got Ten bucks.
As Madelyn was hitting the ‘Exit Door,’
(With her combined fortune of twenty bucks)
she cast a ‘sideways’ glance at me over her shoulder and grinned, not un-like a Cheshire Kitty.
I knew exactly what she said, un-said:
“Try to follow my act, Asshole. Good Luck!“
That Bitch Gloria then looked me up-and-down, said,
“Well, Lance? What can YOU do?”
I wanted to say,
“I can strangle you in your sleep.”
But of course, I didn’t say that.
So, I said, “I just want ten bucks.”
Daddy smiled at me.
Pulled out his wallet again, gave me a ‘tenner’—and said,
“Here you go Son. Be careful.”
That Bitch Gloria was not amused.
But I was.
As I exited Stage Right.
I miss Madelyn so much.
And I miss Daddy.
Some day, one day, I will empty gallons of virtual ink… about my father.
But I am not yet ready.
Not yet Ready to Stare Down Those Heady Memories