Dinner at George & Katie Schneeman’s

She was pretty swacked by the time she
Put the spaghetti & meatballs into the orgy pasta
        bowl—There was mixed salt & pepper in the
“Tittie-tweak” pasta bowl—We drank some dago red
        from glazed girlie demi-tasse cups—after
which we engaged in heterosexual intercourse, mutual
        masturbation, fellatio, & cunnilingus. For
dessert we stared at a cupboard full of art critic
        friends, sgraffitoed into underglazes on vases. We did
have a very nice time.

Ted Berrigan, "Dinner at George & Katie Schneeman's" from The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan. Copyright © 2007 by Ted Berrigan.  Reprinted by permission of University of California Press.
Source: Selected Poems (Penguin Books, 1994)
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