i’ve been a shirt press operator
a waitress
a pharmacy technician
a part time drummer
an amateur plumber
and a full time mom

a wife in a loveless marriage
which made me a maid
and a poorly paid whore

i’ve been a mortician
a student
a teacher
a spoken word poet preacher
a tortured writer

i’ve made sea gods cum

but at this moment
i’m just a sinner with a pinner
and a bottle of dark-eyed rum