Monsoon Solo: Voices Once Submerged – Gretl Claggett

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“Happy Hour.”
When women laugh at jokes they don’t find funny
and men tell stories only half-true, I recall how,
at his house, my parents and their friends welcomed in the weekends.
How they’d sit by the fireplace wishing
the flame’s ribbons could tie up life’s loose ends. How they’d never
see him lead me from the room and up the stairs,
martini in hand. Olives bobbing like bloodshot eyes. After, cleanup:
a monogrammed handkerchief, the quick zip of pants, he’d
slip a silver dollar into my pocket — Good girl.


An excerpt from Gretl Claggett’s new book Monsoon Solo: Voices Once Submerged. Learn more HERE.

One response to “Monsoon Solo: Voices Once Submerged – Gretl Claggett

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