GEEZER DO PREACH

by Chris Mardiroussian

The old geezer 

called me a whore.


Not for the scores,

Or,

panty leftovers

Or,

lipstick-stained shirts

Or,

hurricane bedhead.

Or,

salty–scrotum bedsheets.

Or, 

pussy-odor morning breath.

Or,

hickies the size of plums.


But,

because

I refused 

to take

out

the 

trash.

 

CHRIS MARDIROUSSIAN

Chris Mardiroussian is a graduate student at California State University, Long Beach. In 2018, he won First Prize in the Cinema Italian Style Film Festival (sponsored by the prestigious American Cinematheque in Los Angeles) for his short film entitled IL BREAKUP, which he co-wrote and produced. In 2017, he co-wrote a collection of poetry entitled HONESTY. LOVES. CRUELTY. His work has appeared in Soul Talk Magazine, Bloom Magazine, Sunstroke Magazine, Bluntly Magazine, and elsewhere. He lives in Glendale, California.

Instagram: @chrismardiroussian

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