Lines taken from Mad Men’s season 2, episode 1
Hey Brooklyn, come home
with me. Traffic makes the parade
look bigger. My mother says
if you can’t feel your cheeks,
it’s time to stop. You’ll have to
forgive me for not looking at
a bunch of bodies in Jamaica Bay
and seeing the opportunity. The
ugly little pushed-in faces,
belabored breathing. It’s all oysters,
travel and club memberships.
They’re completely captive. Am I
going to cry? Take off your dress.
I can’t feel my cheeks.
Dolan Morgan lives and writes in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. www.dolanmorgan.com