She’s so Discriminating

Slipping the patent leather strip
Through the golden buckle

Tossing her shoes over his shoulder
Thudding against the filing cabinet

Gripping her ankles, a flash of red
New?

“Cherries.” Her voice vibrating against his bicep
Sinking his teeth around the ink stain

“Cute.” His eyes narrowed
Nibbling his way up

I’m running out of time

His limbs encircling her
The zipper’s slow groan

I’m about to lose my mind

His palm enveloping her moist skin
Rolling over, her back arching

I got the six

Tap. Tap.

The rhythm of her pulse

Gimme your nine

Flooding his cheeks, his ears

Tap! Tap! Tap!

Barely registering

I just heard the rooster crow

Somewhere in the recesses of his brain

“Sir?”

You’ve got to be kidding.
“WHAT?!”

“It’s just…” the boy stammered.  “The lunch cart?”

“For Christ’s sake!” He threw his pen onto his desk.

“I saved egg salad on rye for you.”

The base of his brain throbbing against his skull.

“Fine.”

The mail room clerk — or, junior analyst?  Whatever.  He placed the styrofoam bowl of cream of celery soup on his desk.  Then, the saran-wrapped sandwich.  Finally, a plastic spoon and small packets of salt and pepper.

“Can I get you anything else?”

“Are you still here?”

The boy closed the door behind him.

He rocked back in his chair, squeezing his eyes shut.

I need something more substantial

Holding his breath.

Straining.

She was gone.

Slow hand on the clock

Peeling the plastic wrap and flipping open the sandwich… he tugged the lettuce.  Was it..?  Yes.  Wilted.  Edges slightly brown.

I’m sitting here like a rock

He flung the limp leaf into the trash bin where it landed with a heavy, wet splat.

I’m feeling so abnormal

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~ Dedicated to all the adults who used to want to believe in Santa. ~
~ You know who you are. ~
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Video posted to youtube by user Metal8909.

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Lyrics in italics from, “I Got the Six”.
Written by:  Frank Beard, Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill.
Original release:  Eliminator.
By:  ZZ Top.

Purchase song or album here.

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21 thoughts on “She’s so Discriminating

  1. Hey Dani, what a fantastic mash up. So many hooks in my mind now. I’m inspired to reply -Gonna sit right down and grow me a beard, gonna be Frank and a Gibbon and eat rural food, gonna watch L7 on The Word on Youtube from 1992, upside down or the right way up with little packets of Salt-N-Pepa going ah, push it – push it real good :):)

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  2. kevin

    Of course Rich stole my thunder by picking out the same line I was going to (*shakes fist at Rich*). Very saucy, Danica. Isn’t there a line in this song about a monkey? 🙂

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    1. Haha 🙂 Well, yes, as a matter of fact there is a line in this song about a monkey, and it would have made a good conclusion. I opted for a slightly more elegant finale. Maybe equally saucy? 🙂

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