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embraced their insanity
“loved” with brutality
made home a monstrosity
or at least in the vicinity
she had to get away
or be lost in their depravity
baptized by poetry
words strengthened her immunity
to escape her biology
to leave them in her history
a change in geography
gave her new opportunity
to make a new reality
and write her own story
with an excited gleam in his eyes
he hands her a package
silently she opens to find
a fantasy of silk and lace
sea-foam green and barely there
he directs her to undress and put it on
wordlessly she complies
he observes as silk slides across young, pert flesh
he commands her to model it for him
to move with the music
she complies as he watches with hungry eyes
brusquely he pulls it off and tosses it carelessly to the floor
pushing her roughly to the bed
he can’t be bothered with undressing
he just takes what he wants from behind
when he is done he notices the delicate green silk crumpled under his boot
he tosses it to her and says
“Wash that and re-wrap it before your mom gets home.”
a reblog, this poem is in my 2nd book of poetry.
which is available in full color, black and white or on Kindle.
the purple dusk
and bruised toenail
sliver of moon.
are dark beasts
on the horizon
and I rode- I strode,
on my own two-feet
to the gallows,
the sad-sweet moment
of my undoing
its not magic
but something else
Like a first smile,
like a newly found element.
yes, something else entirely.
There is a face in the moon,
a dry, dead grinning thing
and it is this,
it is always this
I return to.
This poem is from my first book, Spectrum: Watercolored Words
Yes…I’m promoting my book.
No…I don’t mind if you promote it too! 😉
Go ahead and blog about it, tweet it and share it on facebook 🙂
You could even read it and write a review if you’re game 😀
My second collection of poetry, Moonpies & Naugahyde: A Childhood Survived, is available on Amazon. Fabulous watercolor paintings by Georgiann Carlson accompany my poems throughout, creating a book I am extremely proud of!
3 options available now on Amazon:
1-Full Color Edition: Watercolor Illustrations presented in Full Color
This is the way this collection is meant to be experienced!
2-Black & White Edition: Watercolor Illustrations presented in Greyscale
3-Ebook for your Kindle, iPad, etc.
OH and you can also get my first book, Spectrum: Watercolored Words