I got a shot of cortisone

Then ran into a courtesan

Who could’ve used a shot herself

It seems like all she did was moan.

Thus we watched the night slide by

Painlessly up to a point.

The problem is you’re mostly high,

Which works outside and in the joint.



Katherine Caswell is a creative writing teacher in Louisville, KY. Her poetry and narrative writing have appeared in Kentucky Monthly’s Penned Literary Edition, the anthology Calliope, and the Louisville Eccentric Observer’s Literary LEO as well as an upcoming edition of Pegasus.

Categorized as Poetry