Scollay Square Song

Love-handled barkeep-gal,
crooner of Patsy, juice
and joy of April, pride
of my pie-eyed Mondays,
jewel of the Old Stopped Clock,
round shilling, streetwise sage,
give me shelter, give me Stella,
give me satisfaction.

Your life-bright voice,
your work-weary face,
mellow me, make me spirited
as the third martini.

Fish-Eye-swilling calamity,
voluptuous train-crash,
my shambles, my sweet damage,
take me to church,
roll me in the deep,
hit me with your best shot.



Thomas DeFreitas


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Written on 2017-05-19 at 16:43

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Romance reaches the Eastie. Dylan Thomas would have liked this.

one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
The last line should go down in history, but the whole song is wonderful. Oddly, it brought to mind Thoreau: all that is necessary is food, clothing, and shelter. Your bar, barkeep, and beverage are pretty close to all that is needed, at least at times.