Fat Elvis

Once upon a time
you made love like young Elvis
before pills and peanut butter sandwiches
got a hold of him

Bank notes were the sideburns
you draped across your face-
reaching for the benediction of your lips

The bond yields sung as hymns-

Then your time finally came;
martyrdom picked you out like a fashion princess

you walked away
with your wife a pillar of salt and marital abscess

the convex curves of easy money
much like the emotions of your style
later in life,
making love like Fat Elvis.

~ Michael French

Michael French is from Hamilton, Ontario, but lives in Toronto, where he works downtown for the Bank of Montreal. He graduated from York University in 2007 with a Masters in Environmental Economics.

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