All the Answers I Ask

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Raymond Chandler, Redacted

 

the lady discovered kingsley looked harder

in leather discovered a bashful cowboy

 

a little fawn in sunglasses the lady discovered

foul play and boyfriends of ice asking questions

 

mr bitter gilded his grill

kingsley spat on a rose

 

hatless and gold he took a cigar

and goodbye to hold you close

 

to hell im hoping against the safe

youre playing this wrong

 

im hoping against the safe hes my man

and im getting away with it

 

lovely

 

David Winter is the author of the chapbook Safe House.

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