Online since August 2002

Girl Talk

Peggy Claire is half cowboy and half Southern Belle. She was born in New Mexico and raised in New Orleans. She has made her final home as far South and West as she could get (and still be in the United States) in San Diego. With the exception of a few years spent as a singer/songwriter, her penchant for writing poetry has been a private matter. Until now.

You wouldn't want to be me, not now.
Maybe a month or so ago you'd have liked to be me,
before I found out my prince wasn't done being a frog.


Does he have warts?

Yeah, on his heart. He's gonna be sorry.
I'm gonna make that motherfucker suffer
And he can suffer good for me – he loves me.
He'll love me more as I get more power
He's like that.

He loves power?

No, he doesn't love power. He's afraid of it!

You are not gonna let him off the hook, are you?

What hook? We're sewed together!

— 1979

Published March 2006


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