Every small town has an Eduardo,
the guy who beats off
on the bus-stop bench,
covering his one handed athleticism
with a woolen coat.
“There he goes again,” Lonnie says,
and the guys gather
at the flower shop window.
“He needs a hobby,” Ron says.
“Seems content with the one he has,” Jim says.
The police come and scold him again.
Indignant, the women huff away
to the back of the shop
and laughed among the boxes and bouquets
made for lovers and guilty husbands.
Eduardo, poor silly man,
publicly displays his dysfunction,
while Lonnie, Ron, and Jim
hide theirs in hotel rooms
the women laugh at them too.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jenean McBrearty is a graduate of San Diego State University, and a former community college instructor (Political Science and Sociology). She received the EKU English Department's Award for Graduate Non-fiction (2011). Her fiction, photographs and poetry have been published in more than 80 e-publications and in print. Her mystery novel, "The 9th Circle" was published by Barbarian Books, and her Young Adult novels "Rapahel Redcloak" and "Retrolands" are serialized at Juke Pop, available on Amazon.