We resume and park portable Parker
In pocket, dark and about our living.
We park our dark stuff in her laughter.

In our pocket Parker is highly portable
Being darkly contemplative, sniggerer
By side with her fun reasons for living.

Dying by noose is a bit uncomfortable.
We do not get quality ropes nowadays.
Our eyes are not pearls after  a sea salt.

We may as well refrain from laughing
To preserve our stomachs from falling.
They hang out much on a pizza or two.

(referring to Dorothy Parker’s poem Resume)