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He Forgets Her

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2009 by 1writegirl

One more drink
He thinks

Then he’ll forget her

One more smoke
One more hit
Off the bong

One more tune
On his guitar
One more dinner
At Lucia’s

One more date
From the party
Next door

One more
Honest day’s work
One more check
In the bank
One more
Whispered prayer

One more night
Without her touch

Then one day
He’s so tired

Too tired

To do anything
But admit

That nothing he can
Do
Nothing in this world

Will allow him
To forget her

That night he has
One more drink
One more smoke
One more hit
Off the bong

Then he puts
A Ruger
To his temple
And at last

He forgets her

In sotte voce

Posted in Prose with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 11, 2009 by 1writegirl

Artist by nature Soul intemperate Inclined to drift conceive and flight of fancy Voice of darkness crescendo dwellings deep Too ugly or lovely too high low bright piercing unbearable unspeakable inappropriate
Unmanageable

Inseparable from truest self

Denied Driven Pummeled to conform Guided by the guided masses To square rooms milk toast tidy hedgerows And acts of submission Clocking in clocking out marriage to a woman without the merest hint of a soul Yet clothed always in the finest Ever prepared eternally equipped with just the Right thing to say in any given circumstance Any man’s asset Hair coiffed in place Long lacquered spikes painted in muted pastels That reflect In the fading autumn light Lukewarm living settling up and settling down Five o’clock cocktail hour with the Joneses Garage with house attached Labels on children’s clothes (One boy, one girl) Track meets PTA dentist appointments and college funds Scrimping, saving, spending

Starving

In sotto voce