Hours Before Dawn Will Crack

bar-keep answers phone
glass rack overhead,
crystalline bottoms-up bats
bell-like bodies slim stems
in bar-light glistening
hang above the menu stack
above her coiffed head
hours before dawn with crack
long before her bed
will meet her back
single mom, two kids
shaky start, slim pay,
deck stacked,
‘nuf said

Jim Culleny