A Sestina for Jarret

Jarret, do you have a large velvet pad I could borrow

Or a gold gift box? 

I need a round velvet bar,

Jarret and an acrylic earring stand.

Do you have a velvet apple ring case

Or a slot bracelet tray?

Jarret, right about now I could use a bangle bracelet tray

And a few round velvet pads if you have some I could borrow.

Do you have a 7 spool case 

and a leather gift box?

I need a 9-bar earring stand

If you have one, or an acrylic round t-bar. 

They say if I don’t get them a round velvet t-bar

And a 12-slot bracelet tray

In 48 hours, I will be in a world of hurt. I need a black acrylic necklace stand

Too and a medium velvet pad to borrow 

If that’s okay with you. Can you put it in a white gift box?

Jarret, do you have a 3-sided revolving tray in an acrylic case?

I need a 3-shelf mirrored locking case

With a small acrylic round t-bar.

Do you have any silver gift boxes?

I need that and a 15-slot bracelet tray

If you have one on you. Do you have a small velvet pad I could borrow

Until I can get that 4-row acrylic earring stand 

I was telling you about? If you have a 6-row acrylic earring stand,

I would be forever in your debt. I know you have an acrylic key ring case

Jarret. Do you have a mirrored necklace bracelet I could borrow?

Jarret, I need a ½ dome t-bar 

And a 72 bracelet tray 

For 72 or so emerald boxes.

I could use a few gold gift boxes.

They say they’re going to cut off my hands if I don’t get them the acrylic earring stand.

Jarret, I need a 20-slot bracelet tray

Or an acrylic 3-sided case 

Or two. Did you get that round rose gold t-bar

I told you I need to borrow? 

Jarret, they told me if I don’t get them that 

Velvet t-bar and a tray of gift boxes, it’s curtains for me.

They want the 4-row case acrylic earring stand and they mean business.

Published by Mike Zone

Mike Zone is the former Editor in Chief of Dumpster Fire Press and managing editor of Concrete Mist Press. The author of Screaming in the End: Poems and Stories, Fuck You: A Fucking Poetry Chap, Shedding Dark Places (almost), One Hell of a Muse , as well as coauthor of The Grind and Razorville. A frequent contributor to Alien Buddha Press and Mad Swirl. His work has been featured in: A Thin Slice of Anxiety, Black Shamrock Magazine, Horror Sleaze Trash, Better Than Starbucks, Piker Press, Punk Noir Magazine, Synchronized Chaos, and Cult Culture magazine.

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