Winter 1982 • Vol. IV No. 1 PoetryJanuary 1, 1982 |

Burlesque Night at Le Cave

Women tumble through the red duskbottoms up, and above them bluebelllights sensitive as fingerstouch a breast or ear.Here is the comic, a little old boll weevilin a terrycloth tuxedo: Man:   What's your ancestry, m'dear?      Where were your folks from? Woman: I'm half Indian and half Scotch. Man:   That's the way I like 'em, wild and tight. Country girls full of yum-yum and apple pie jump out of their pantelets pursued by snakeoil salesmen, and we all hoo-ha and spill our drinks. Here is the Blue Angel with manhungry fishnet legs swelling out her jackboots: an infant blond, mouthing the great plums and hairy joints of German cursewords. She is wooed by clowns, clowns that oink, clowns that bray, and pelted by fist-sized roses out of which rabbits leap, and run away. Ducks mill in the wings and just then, ready or not, a splashy star descends by rope and faces us, big dippers swirling: it is La Violette: and the audience breathes, ma belle. Her cloak of

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