old mexican divers

old mexican divers

on the dock with gray hairs—

viejo rico

with their young

diving lovers

on the clock, the sexy stares of—

nuevo rico


scuba suited pro

she’s from the city, pale

where’d she learn to dive?

did he teach her? did he pay?

the other darker, with the rich accent

must be from the country, she’s a pro, a

nuevo rico

she laughs at the sun

stretching her wet suited butt near my face and

the gray hairs lick their lips—

viejo rico


nodding at old mexican divers

I wipe sweat from my gray hairs

and they look at my wife

who’s looking delicioso

the gray hairs lick their lips—

rico canadiense?

no, me no!


About troysherdahl

A blue-collar bohemian with a penchant for fine words and dirty jeans.
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