Casual Friday When the evening arrives John next door goes by the name Lady Flamingo and puts away the expensive suit for a dress with sequins and feathers hides his neatly combed hair beneath curls of a pink wig and trades in the quietness of his dress shoes for the authority of eight-inch heels he works business in the city by day until business becomes hers by night. This morning I hold the entrance door for him while we both leave for work sporting another Brooks Brothers suit he tells me it’s Casual Friday as he points to the pink flamingo on his tie.
About the Author: Cord Moreski is a poet from the Jersey Shore. Moreski is the author of Confined Spaces (Two Key Customs, 2022), The News Around Town (Maverick Duck Press, 2020), and Shaking Hands with Time (Indigent Press, 2018). When he is not writing, Cord waits tables for a living and teaches middle school children that poetry is awesome. His next chapbook Apartment Poems will be released by Between Shadows Press in late 2022. You can follow Cord here: www.cordmoreski.com
Image Credit: Chase Dimock “LA Flamingo” (2021)