Someone brought Elvis to the party, so
I put on the new Lennie Tristano
record & said, “Mister Presley, if you
added a final couplet to your new
song, you’d have a perfect Shakespearean
sonnet form, & what do you think of the
latest poetics from Charles Olson?”
Elvis replied, “Mister, I don’t what
the hell you’re talking about,“ & walked out.
He assaulted my innocent daughter
in front of the house before he went home.
I’d say he crashed the party,wouldn’t you?
But there’s nothing wrong with him that a few
years in the Army couldn’t straighten out.

© copyright Bob Rixon