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Friday, November 19, 2010

For Colored Girls...

[a poetic response]


My love is too "just enough" to have thrown back in my face/to face the intelligence you seem to think I don't possess/as if the hot bed of mistakes didn't last long enough for you to remember my name/for when you told the story non linear to the truth embedded in the nape of your neck/you've created spookhouse in my soul/& I don't get to receive a paycheck after the credits have rolled/a bold move for someone once afraid of the darkness/where cellar beds were flat-mates/sharing fags/haggling tales/doctoring forget me knots in key slots doubling as sympathy/now you hold the key & refuse to open doors/all you are good for is dangling last hopes out blockbuster windows/like the yellow coward you are/nightstand hiding behind $12.50/I could have masturbated with more urgency/this is why we considered suicide/because you already left our rainbow out to die...

9 comments:

  1. nice one...where are you from?

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  2. contempary phrases in a historical context. done fairly nice

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  3. @-nef: Thanks for reading my post! I'm by way of PA. I see you are from GA, I just finished a touring stint there and planning to come back!

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  4. @svn: I know you have a busy schedule so thanks for taking time to read it.

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  5. werd...tell'em how you really feel. this is my fav quote "doctoring forget me knots in key slots doubling as sympathy" :

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  6. "i could have masturbated with more urgency"...indeed.indeed.
    pure badassery. please post this on something somewhere that he can possibly see it.

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