Saturday, March 19, 2011

99 words

Ride with me
for the night
in the dark, where the lost lie
veiled and dirty
like a whore buying time

So many mouths
breathe words
languishing, buried
bĂȘte noire in a dress
and a rat in the walls

She hides and lies
behind a dead smile
glass on a finger, just barely, just slight
ticking on the second hand
like speed in a hole in a vein.

So ride with me
and you’ll see her
the ugly, the naked, with mud in her toes
she’ll tell you her real name
like the empty face of a new moon

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8 comments:

  1. damn

    "veiled and dirty
    like a whore buying time"

    reads like a Liz Phair song, but better. Dug all 99 words.

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  2. LOVED this. Well done, darling.~

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  3. There she goes again friends. Machina poppin' off coolness that "The Cure" would envy. Good on ya mate.

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  4. You guys make my cold toes warm. Truly. All of you wonderful people ;)

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