Lobster Tail in Downtown Red Bank

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Lobster tail in downtown Red Bank
A big lovely lobster tail sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar
Takes up the white cardboard bakery box tied with red-and-white- bake shop string
Nestled in pristine white bakery paper
Layers and layers of light flaky leaves shaped as shell
Crisp to the tooth
One crunchy bite
Fresh sweetened rich French cream oozes out
Another bite will set you right
Next bite lightens up this sad old world
Lobster tail of great price
Will knock you on your jass
One is enough
But two is outta bounds
Count Basie, outta bounds and fly me to the moon
And before you know it
You’re swinging at the bake shop in downtown Red Bank

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David S. Wills is the founder and editor of Beatdom literary journal and the author of Scientologist! William S. Burroughs the Weird Cult.He travels a lot and currently lectures in China. He also runs an ESL website. You can read more about and by David at his blog, www.davidswills.com or on Tumblr.

3 responses to Lobster Tail in Downtown Red Bank

  1. Very nice poem. You should post that at the bakery and get a commission for every lobster tail they sell. Maybe they have a web site that you can share your poem and picture. Some companies reward the customers who promote their products.

  2. This is a really nicely written poem. It is very creative and I really enjoyed it.

  3. Makes me want to take a ride on the Parkway and get a lobster tail right now!

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