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What a terrific party. Later on we’ll get some fluid and embalm each other – Neil Simon.

Queensland Figaro (Brisbane, Qld. : 1901 – 1936), Saturday 20 September 1930,

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Gladys’s Party

Gladys thought party short for apartment and she took

one with a ferny balcony and a good view of

the parade. The usual misfits were there. Her best

friend, Gary Two-Thumbs the ape dentist; Lana Fundingbody and her gothic squeeze Mona Persona; Henry Withchickens of course; and Dork her dog, a mind like

an onion Gladys would say: the layers! She had a pot full of

chamomile tea for a

punch recipe cooling

on the floor

which someone stepped in. They were all early and the punch

wasn’t ready and none were really in a mood to talk

and Gladys had come for a week so had brought all her

books, so they just sat around reading. Except Gladys who kept moving around

the apartment, checking the clock, putting a strawberry here an emu feather there watering the ferns every five minutes so soon the balcony was as wet

as a

Rolling Stones

concert

http://redroomcompany.org/poem/michael-farrell/gladyss-party/