by kkmeow

by Wayne Koestenbaum

the atonality of folded underwear
the Tel Aviv of Chinese water torture
the martians of My Three Sons
the parsimony of Tel Quel

the archivist of beatitudes
the Helsinki of Frankenstein
the Winchester Mystery House of devil-may-care
the worldwide franchise of Croatian mystery plays
the Bettie Page of situationism
the New Criticism of Ethel Waters
the marble pound cake of tauromachy
the Christopher Strong of Sesame Street
the Michèle Morgan of abstinence

the 19 Berggasse of Calvin Klein
the stifling corridor of condom leakage
the Boris Karloff of Maiden Lane
the CalArts of maple syrup
the Lord’s Prayer of Rumpelstilskin
the Gretchen’s Spinning Song of fatuous praise
the Eli Wallach of pragmatism
the meal ticket of the Williamsburg Messiah
the Mrs. Robinson of Abstract Expressionism
the mead-soaked sheets of Melanctha
the Abbott and Costello of ostinato
the abracadabra of panty-hose
the Guys and Dolls of pineapple upside-down cake
the Hungry I of Shangri-La
the Bog Man of Capitol Hill
the Beresford of bilge