Dish Work
at Columbia Hills Country Club, 1986

Geri was a waitress
served me a stiff drink called a screaming orgasm
vodka, Irish creme, amaretto and coffee liqueur

While soaked in steam from the dishwashing machine
I scrubbed dried hollandaise sauce
from some would-be PGA star’s lunch plate
and waited for our lunch break
in the basement storeroom where we’d covertly
wash down the day’s eggs Benedict with another

But this time no screaming