Sinatra And Sid Vicious Come To Dinner

Photo by Mourad Saadi on Unsplash

by Vallie Lynn Watson

Incredibly gracious, both, despite the flying plates and shoes; our house used to be serene. 

Christmas day, bright outside, but I see rain. Sinatra and Sid Vicious wait in the queue, and I wait and wonder when I get to sing.

My way isn’t to lecture or threaten, but rather to crackerjack the years in a manner befitting tradition. Sinatra and Sid Vicious used to attend separately, but I still only know the one song. This year, the plot is without predict, yet the night ends without souvenier.


Vallie Lynn Watson is the author of A River So Long (Luminis). She teaches in the MFA program at McNeese State University and edits Boudin.  


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