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Civic Duty

by Rachel Mallino

He watches as they file by high-heeled,
panty hose stretched around apple-ass,
skirt suits pinstriped like the over-flow
of prosecuting paperwork whored inside
briefcases engraved like their diaries.

Unable to push the throat-knot down
where he wishes his pants would fall,
he shuffles in his seat, adjusts an arousal,
wonders if their panties are starched.

©2006 by Rachel Mallino


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Rachel Mallino lives in South Florida. Her work has appeared in Stirring, Neiderngasse, Centrifugal Eye, SaucyVox and Poets Online. She is also the editor for the online literary journal Tilt.

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