Poetry/first place

first drag show in the new city


her name is Delicious, and she is
wearing a gown of the heaviest jewels—


a gown of only the heaviest jewels,


she is challenging you
to tell her the microphone


in her hand is not real,
that she is not Diana Ross.


for the next four minutes


(or six—Delicious prefers the
extended mix)


she is
Diana Ross.


so you tip her,
and then tip her again,


a perfectly jewel-encrusted hand
closing around your dollar.


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