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Eugenia Decides to Come Back, Next Life, 


as a cocktail. A Marilyn Monroe of a drink. Plum

lipstick, see-through skirt. Yes! Eugenia loves

being irresistible. Drink me, drink me. But

which to become?--a martini with

blue curaçao & lemon twisties

or champagne with creme Yvette (aromatic

seeds, wild violets, brandy), dashed

with cloves. O, life is such

an adventure: today's installment: a librarian

with the transplanted heart of a biker

starts to crave beef &--true

story--goes out & buys

a Harley. Eugenia's drink

is the color of a heart, has cravings:

Serialized romances. Card tricks. Anchovies.

Would you drink me, drink me, drink

Eugenia if she's infused with violets?--

petals tickling your throat, O,

O, it's metaphysical, the night sky

Fizzing. Stars like gold canaries: cognac,

chartreuse. The cadence of the moon,

all that. Frog song.

She's the story you'll pick up &

never put down. You will become thirsty.


"Eugenia Decides to Come Back, Next Life," originally

appeared in Hunger Mountain: The Vermont College Journal

of Arts & Letters, Spring 2004 All-Vermont Issue.

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