The prissy sign
“If you want to feel the bread ask for a glove.
Please do not feel the bread without a glove.
Would you like the thought of strangers
having touched your bread?”
a sign in an italian delicatessen in london
the prissy sign
strangers? touching my bread? would i like
a strange female’s hand down my pants?
maybe a strange male’s hand would
please me less.
but on my bread?
that’s not really
an issue for me
can i put my hand on their bread?
on their ass
how about your strange
head on my shoulders
my strange voice
in your mouth
an exchange of verbs,
all the possibilities.