by Kathleen Rooney

Kathleen Rooney

is tasty. Bourbon
is tawny. Bourbon
is not for the emotionally
scrawny. As Joan Didion
knows, it's for elegant ladies,
pale & doomed & swilling it
in shady rooms with terrible men.
Then again, it's also lowkey
fun with friends in sweaty
tumblers next to the jukebox
at Simon's, all of Clark Street
rumbling outside.

Last updated February 23, 2023