Cocktail Party


I talked to an artist considered iconic

Chatted with a friend who is always ironic

Laughed a lot with a swarthy beauty

Engaged in gossip, as if by duty

Sipped a tall vodka laced with tonic

Talked politics and the demonic

Sauntered across the dewy grass

Tripped and landed on my ass.

Kate Feiffer is the author of 11 books for children and is a contributing editor at The MV Times.