groupies

two girls in the audience
had clearly taken a shine
I played my funky guitar
and tried not to make
eye contact

they seemed enormous
and looked sweaty
something about
their eagerness
and bulk
made me want to run

they waited around
while the band packed up
and I hid
waiting for an opportunity
to bolt

they weren’t giving up
and the last of our gear
was about to go

it is a two person job
carrying a bass cabinet
I scooted down behind it
and scuttled along
hoping they wouldn’t
see my feet

Hughie, Inevitable Split 1984