Thursday Night at the Tic-Toc Lounge, poetry by Tara Dasso at
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Thursday Night at the Tic-Toc Lounge

Thursday Night at the Tic-Toc Lounge

written by: Tara Dasso


Here’s to us
staked out
in the corner of the bar
gently moving to the blues

Good girls hung out at Naismith’s
Tic-Toc lounge was where the real action was.

Two-dollar Captain and Cokes with lime
That is unless Larry
bought a round of Hennesseys.
He’d tell stories of the sushi bar
he hoped to open
while we were checking our reflections
youthful vanity
unique and special
always friends
prancing in tank tops
leather pants
tough city girls
until last call.

Then retreat
to the suburbs
where we would wash our faces
return our costumes to the closet.

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