Harris Tobias

Three Margaritas

I was wandering the streets of El Paso

Looking for somewhere to think

I was angry and hurt

She was a tease and a flirt

I decided I needed a drink

I spied a rundown cantina

Inside it was dingy and drab

I felt like a fool

As I pulled up a stool

The bartender asked what I’d have

A margarita I answered

It was her name and her fault

It was a bad time

So tequila and lime

Some Cointreau and plenty of salt

I just had my first margarita

I’m not sure it’s easing my pain

Maybe another

Will help me recover

And I’ll start feeling happy again

The bartender was a young woman

She pointed to my empty glass

I smiled she poured

While I casually ignored

Her perfectly beautiful ass

Another margarita I asked her

A little stronger this time

Sure thing she said mister

As she poured the heavenly mixture

Oh lovely tequila and lime

I drank my second margarita

I’m certain I’m feeling less pain

Maybe another

Will help me recover

And I’ll start feeling human again

By now I could feel my mood lifting

I was suddenly feeling less tense

Margarita I was sure

Was both the cause and the cure

By now it was making more sense

One more my dear girl I ordered

Your drinks have made me exalt

Please hold the lime and no Cointreau this time

And I’m sure I don’t need any more salt

Just pour me a shot of tequila

And leave the bottle right here

More sips of the nectar

And I’m sure to forget her

I’ve forgotten already, so there

I just had my third margarita

So by now I am feeling no pain

After three margaritas

I love all señoritas

And I am feeling my old self again

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Pushcart nominee Jeanette Cheezum has been published on several online writing sites and in fifteen Anthology books and four poetry books. Three of these books have made the New York Times Best Sellers list. Awarded The Helium Networks Premium Writer’s Badge, Bronze Creative Writing Award and a Marketplace Writers award. Recently she has published fourteen ebooks at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. You may find a list of some of her work at www.hamptonroadswriters.org
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