Mustache

    
                    
                        God! that thing the man’s got going on his upper lip!
                        Have you seen it lately? He needs to get him a grip
                        on his realities. Yeah, I heard, don’t get me wrong,
                        he’s got the voice for the Tennessee Ernie Ford song
                        they’ve asked of him, and I get it, he’s to do the role
                        the whole evening’s event, the accent and the whole
                        pea-pickin’ Southern gentleman charm right on down
                        to the alcoholic in search of redemption that’ll drown
                        his old ghosts at the bottom of a shot glass as deep
                        as his coal miner growl, “sow what you wish to reap”
                        as he’d be quick to close it all out in an altar prayer.
                        OK but taking it all to the extreme of that facial hair?
                        On him it looks as evil as some would have us think
                        he is when not in character as but singing for his drink.
                        The very night after his performance, I’ve no doubt,
                        he’ll shave it clean or better yet begin growing it out.
        

        


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2 Responses to Mustache

  1. Frances D says:

      to the alcoholic in search of redemption that’ll drown
                            his old ghosts at the bottom of a shot glass as deep
                            as his coal miner growl – amazing!

  2. Mike says:

    A greatly enjoyed characterization – very good work.

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