Re-working an oldie.

Red Hat Sonnet

Mixologist of thirty without peer
Concocting stiff drinks at the Old Red Hat,
Queen of the shot-glass, Absolut autocrat,
Friend to the lonely, thirsty, quirky, queer---


You bump into all kinds at this dive bar.

You fend off loutish suitors, lustful drunks;
You hear it all from mailmen, jocks, failed monks,

And keep their crushed hearts in a Mason jar.

In knee-high boots, you're Dante's Paradise:
Face of an angel, tough as a brass knuckle,
Accent pure Boston, seen-it-all brown eyes.


You'll parry any praise with a caustic chuckle

And sometimes (oh, the element of surprise!)

You'll aim a quick barb just below the buckle.


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Written on 2022-01-14 at 02:20

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Alan J Ripley The PoetBay support member heart!
My favourite mixology is, Rum & blackcurrants
With a full measure of Dubonnet over ice.