Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Put On Those Rose Colored Glasses


Hey, baby, don't be like that
When I told you there was no one else,
I wasn't really lying
You see,
I meant that there was no one else
worth mentioning,
No one else
worth getting you all upset about
And it's over anyway, so
let's just forget all about it, ok?
Aw, honey
don't be like that
You know you're my girl
and "I gotta work late"
sounds so much prettier than
"I'd rather pull out all my teeth with your tweezers
than watch "Dancing With the Stars" again!"
I mean, do you really want me to say,
"I'd rather be shot through the face with bullets than have you kiss me"? or
"Your meandering hands feel like spiders crawling all over my skin"?
Yeah, I say, "Plant one here, baby!" and I smile
even though it hurts
C'mon, sweetie
don't go changing the locks again
I bought you some roses 
Naw, I didn't buy her any
She doesn't even like roses, 
and yours cost me way more!
Let's just go to bed, huh?
I'll pretend your dismal thrusting gets me off
just like I always do
I'm done with her
It's all about you now, baby
Wild horses couldn't drag me away, just like the song
I love you, baby
You believe me, right?


Kerry O'Connor said...

This is painful to read (despite the humour of your satire) because it is all too true. I do not doubt that these excuses have been outworn through time.

hedgewitch said...

GAH!!! You nailed this prompt, LM--all those lies could have been told better, but they fact they weren't just underlines why everyone has to lie to begin with. I repeat, GAH!!!

Helen said...

HARSH! Harsh done so well! A huge Wow from me this morning ....

Susan said...

It would take more than rose colored glasses. Your playfullness makes me think of a poem called "sorry" by ntozaki shange. Check it out!

Anonymous said...

dismal thrusting - oh, my. ~

Fireblossom said...

Sometimes trying to be "kind" just digs the shit pile deeper, yanno?

Other Mary said...

Ouch! I have to agree with Kerry. You really got this one spot on.

Mama Zen said...

Oh, this is awesome!

Isadora Gruye said...

Lola...I adore the voice you invoked here. Clever and slightly too charming, matching the tone perfectly. Thanks for posting to the out of standard....and viva la!!!

Mynx said...

Reminds me of a man I used to know...