She Says She Writes Poetry

I automatically hate her

I wonder what she is like
laid out across the page

if the light change alters
the too heavy make-up
or smoothes the strumpet pout

maybe she’d show
a real trick or two
and leave me flat

the broken little boy
exhausted by the virtuosa

but I don’t think so
being as arrogant as she

- The Fool
- illustration by Georgia Deaver

- This posting originally appeared @ "Shouting in the Dark" 2007

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