Andrew Marzoni

The Cat and the Saxophone (2 a.m.)

Added on by Andrew Marzoni.

EVERYBODY

Half-pint,––

Gin?

No, make it

LOVES MY BABY

corn. You like

liquor,

don’t you, honey?

BUT MY BABY

Sure. Kiss me,

DON’T LOVE NOBODY

daddy.

BUT ME.

Say!

EVERYBODY

Yes?

WANTS MY BABY

I’m your

BUT MY BABY

sweetie, ain’t I?

DON’T WANT NOBODY

Sure.

BUT

Then let’s

ME,

do it!

SWEET ME.

Charleston,

mamma!

!

––Langston Hughes (1926)