Red Tape Victim

Before I used to read the directions Caution look before you leap… Before I followed the recipe I wish oh please I beg- Before I only did what I thought everyone expected of me Caution slippery when wet… Before I feigned smiles and hid glances I wish oh please I need- Before I didn’t believe…

Diet Mountain Dew

A Psychiatrist would think that the problem is the fact that I want to squeeze you to death. But I am well aware that the real problem is the fact that you would let me. A Priest would say that I have lost faith in God But actually, I have just lost faith in mankind;…

Expiation

Before yet another year Yet another day Yet another dawn Before I can grow and move on I have to take one last look At where I’ve fucked up Take a glance at the wrong I’ve done So in another day Another dawn Some good can come I’m not sorry about what I’ve learned I’m still testing…

Self Portrait

There’s a woman who trusts in astrology and thinks that the universe supports her She likes poetry and never re-gifts anything and loves traveling on the spur She’s entirely too tall to feel so small as she does when someone dares to love her She likes sapphire rings and has crazy mood swings and drinks til…

Fucking Vanity

You can absolutely be “sexy” at 73 after having spent your entire existence perfecting your look so that you slightly resemble a 45 year old and yet be completely empty inside. YOU ARE THE MOST GORGEOUS EMPTY BOTTLE ON THE SHELF, SUGAR. You’ve spent a lifetime, essentially washing and waxing and detailing a vintage car…

The Day Pixie Found Herself

She said no that day and threw the clothes that she had bought him away She bought some face wash and herbal tea and and wrote some poetry She listened when her son said you should stop going back She listened when her friends said you’re so much better than that She put on black lipstick and…

When smart girls take off their glasses

Just because I used to behave like coal, just because it took me a long time to mine myself, doesn’t mean I’m costume. I figured out that its more important for me to be luminescent cut my own design, survive the friction… so whether your lukewarm admiration can bear my market price or not, I…

Struggling Part 2

I feel awkward. I feel awkward because something has changed. You see before, all I ever thought about was how I looked. Now mind you my obsession with exterior perfection has not dissipated into nothingness I still carry it around with me but its more like a coin purse in heaviness on my mind and…

Wicked Something

My upper lip snarling, eye brow raised, upset is not the word I am looking for Heart beat accelerates, finger tapping pulsates, can’t she see I am staring through her soul? I hate the way she eats and thinks and looks and talks and acts I don’t like her when she wears short skirts, long…

Nothing but cigarettes and beer

No hot tub No lazy boy recliner No money in the bank unless you count two dollars and fifty seven cents as money No backyard No bacon No vacation days stacked up for when I’m fucked up and don’t want to go in No priceless paintings No diamonds No real estate or fake estate or…