THE COMPANY CLERK

Let’s hear it for Alphonso,

going home at last,

goddamn him anyway.

Let’s hear it for Alphonso.

He had a form for everything,

the inside track.

Need a mattress or a fan?

See Alphonso.

He’ll get it for twenty-five.

Got a bronze star yet?

See Alphonso.

He’ll write the commendation.

Want a dozen steaks or a Red Cross girl?

See Alphonso.

He’ll arrange it.

One more time for little Alphonso.

He had all the right forms.

But one.

 
 
 
 
 

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