Sunday, August 22, 2010

Affectionate Anarchy or How I Hate to Need you

I hate my dependency on you
always fighting the need
to have you in my daily life,
craving your darkness to make me whole
because of my paleness without you.

You promise lasting lushness and length
whispering full bodied volume
for all who are tempted
to believe in you, but after
one night you disappear into the air.

Tears leave my cheeks
streaked with drops of charcoal,
while a circus clown stares back at me
yet you declare yourself waterproof,
Hah! none have proven themselves so.

Now you tease me with shades
of blues, greens and plums;
with your gems, your feathers and glitter
leave those for the young
with flights of fancy in their eyes.

With mouth wide open
I twirl you closer and closer
up, over and down, defining myself
wondering if you’ll be the one
to transform me into a CoverGirl.

Written for The Inferno’s theme Affectionate Anarchy. What can I say but I’m a pale one and those ads make my eyes roll. Mascara indeed! I see the false eyelashes, o yes I do.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Look Up !

Shooting stars criss cross the heavens
lost loved ones
reaffirming their memory in my heart

This week the Perseid Meteor Shower graces us with its presence.
I for one will be watching.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Her Lucky Charm

“I give you 3 wishes and one may not be your freedom” she hissed thru cracked teeth and wrinkled lips. “What is your pleasure?”

He already knew she was much smarter than he, so began to tickle her palm with his toes, much like a cat kneading its keepers’ thighs before settling down. Might as well lull her into a sense of calmness before I leave he thought.

“First wish old woman. Water. Set me down in the pond.“

“You have your wish“, she mumbled bending over to release him.

He settled into the water, so cool and relaxing on his body and floated amongst the hyacinths. His legs stretched after days being kept in a cage, with only a saucer of water.

“Second wish old woman. Food. I need larvae, worms, not those dead flies you flicked my way.”

“I will find those for you while you refresh in the water” said she begrudging the thought of picking them wiggling and squirming out of the earth.

“Third wish old woman. Companionship. You’ve caged me alone and much too long. I need the touch of life.”

“But I have touched you.”

“You !, You!!!, Hah! Old woman. I shuddered every time your clammy, gnarled fingers neared me. You lost the touch years ago old woman that is if you ever had it.”

“I lost the touch you say? How dare you berate me with those words! You’ve forgotten it was I who saved you from the clutches of that creature. Yes I saved you and now you owe me your life.”

“Owe me your life? I think not old woman. Do you really believe I am staying here? With you? Think again old woman !!! “

“Oh you will stay with me, forever. In fact you’ve become a lucky charm to me. Your attitude towards your saviour has renewed me and my powers.”

Before he could respond, she waved her hand and the air filled with florescent smoke. As it cleared she smiled knowing she hadn’t lost her touch after all.

“Oh yes, you will be mine forever and eternity” she said softly kissing his silenced lips before hanging him in the shrubbery overlooking the pond.