Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Tonight I Will Dream Of Anjelica, My First Ex-Girlfriend, Who Taught Me
The Rules Of The Road…

by Alexis Rhone Fancher


Anjelica comes on to me like a man, all slim-hipped swagger, relentless, dangling
that red, ‘57 T-Bird at me like dessert. Lemme take you for a ride, chica, she sez
after acting class. I figure what’s the harm, but Ms Angel Food gets out of hand. I
dont count on her heart-shaped ass, or those brown nipples crammed in my mouth.
I don’t count on the Dial-O Matic four-way, power leather seats, the telescoping
steering wheel, or the frantic pleasure of her face between my thighs. I admit, Ive
always been driven to sin. But Anjelicas far from blameless. She rides me hard,
week after week, double clutches me into ecstasy, hipbone against hipbone, the
dulcet, lingering groan of our gears, grinding. When I confess the affair to my
boyfriend he jacks himself off in the galley kitchen, comes all over his unattainable
fantasies. He says he doesnt consider sex between women to be cheating, and begs
me to set up a threesome. I tell him the T-Birds a two-seater, and watch his face fall.
I could end it, but why? All I can say is, I want her for myself. All I can say is, Im
a die-hard romantic. Anyone I do, I do for love.

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"Tonight I Will Dream Of Anjelica, My First Ex-Girlfriend, Who Taught Me
The Rules Of The Road…" was first published in The Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Dec. 2015.

Los Angeles poet, Alexis Rhone Fancher, is the author of How I Lost My Virginity to Michael 
Cohen and other heart stab poems, (2014), State of Grace: The Joshua Elegies, (2015), and 
Enter Here (forthcoming in 2017). She is published in Best American Poetry 2016, Rattle, 
Slipstream, Rust+Moth, streetcake, Hobart, Cleaver, Public Pool, H_NGM_N, Fjords Review, 
The MacGuffin, and elsewhere. Her photographs are published worldwide. A multiple Pushcart 
Prize and Best of The Net nominee, Alexis is poetry editor of Cultural Weekly, where she also 
publishes a monthly photo essay, “The Poet’s Eye,” about her on-going love affair with Los 
Angeles. Find her at: www.alexisrhonefancher.com.