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“Sexy Disco” Haiku [poetry]

When I traveled to Italy in 2011, I learned the phrase “sexy disco” from Matteo, my sexy Italian tour guide on my ride to the Amalfi Coast. I found that “sexy disco” is the term for strip clubs when I told him where I worked at the time. From what I understand, they are nothing like the gritty clubs of the US. Matteo wanted to take me to see a “sexy disco” when we returned to Rome. Unfortunately, I did not take him up on that offer.  The following haiku (I took some Jack Kerouac…

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life musings on the fly 

Emotional Limbo

  Lately, I am feeling some sort of way that escapes words.   I’m teetering between memories and dreams, tears and joy; feeling the overwhelming need to either escape myself or crawl into my mind and rummage around.   It’s an emotional limbo – I’m in the void.   The destructive feelings of uncertainty and inadequacy haunt me, along with the voices from family – “What are you thinking? This simply cannot be done. Get your head out of the clouds!” I must push back and persevere. I’ve fought too…

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life relationships strip club 

Strip Club Mean Girls

Have you ever watched the teen movie, Mean Girls? For those of you who haven’t, basically it’s about a clique of popular high school girls called The Plastics; the 80’s had Heathers, the 90’s Clueless and the 00’s, Mean Girls. Since it’s a piece of fiction, of course there is a happy ending to the movie; in real life, however, you’re not always guaranteed that happy ending. The strip club I worked at was similar to the movie Mean Girls; there was a clique, and the Queen Bee and her court reigned…

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