Party at my Place

by Tina Barry

My vagina invites you to a party

Whenever your time frees up

Or now,

Now would be better


You see, it remembers the evening

When it left your apartment

A pack of dogs followed it home

the neighborhood tomcat

Balls bouncing

Scaled the fire escape

Sprayed the bedroom window


You wouldn't recognize my vagina now

It's so well behaved

Sitting all day on an office chair

In cotton underpants

While it yearns for the days

Of trimming and perfume

A walking florist's shop

With the sign swinging


No need to r.s.v.p.

Or bring anything

Just get here

The cat's at the window

And dogs circle the block