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

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Girl In Black


I am the girl in black
I wrap myself in blind heartbreak
thick and dark as pitch
The people have branded me
a witch of sorts
What facile assumption!
I, my dear, am a werewolf

I have no need for spells
or dolls with pins
I have claws more caustic
than a scorpion's sting
Teeth that tear through flesh
easy as butter

Men fear me
I am blood
and bite
I am tides
and howling at the moon
They hunt
what they can not understand
or possess

Are you afraid?
Come a little closer
Can you detect my scent?
I wear my blood like perfume
It is quite enticing
once you get past the gore

I know what you're thinking
"She'd be wild in bed"
Well, come lay with me
and I'll show you wild
I will devour you
Savor your taste
on my tongue
and lick my lips 
when I am finished.

submitted for Magpie Tales Mag 278
and The Sunday Whirl, Wordle 207
and Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, Tuesday Platform

14 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is a very different take on the pic. I liked the raw passion of the narrative.

blueoran said...

Yikes. I remember many lives ago picking up a girl at the rock bar and when we got back to her place I found a jar of chicken blood in the fridge instead of beer. What's the line from the Stones' "Midnight Rambler"? "Honey, this ain't no rock n roll show." Gulp and amen.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Woo-hoo! This isn't very mousey, Lola! :-)

Marian said...

Haha, watch out! Or, come closer! Hmmmm...

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Quite an intense piece! Loved it :D

Elena Sands said...

Good work, I love this! So many nice lines and a fun story to boot...or should I say to bite? Haha no no. Sorry, I crossed the old people line of bad jokery. Great writings. I've been enjoying your poems, Miss Mousie. ;-p

Buddah Moskowitz said...

This reads like someone I made a torrid mistake with. Kim, is this you? Mosk

I. said...

Excellent opening line. I also like these:

"I have claws more caustic"
"I am blood / and bite / I am tides"

Fireblossom said...

What a simply charming girl!

Rommy said...

Very fierce! I like how she spits back the assumptions that are made about her.

Helen said...

Mouse! What side of the bed did you awaken on?? Love it!

The Blog of Bee said...

What happens to someone after heartache can be frightening! Great take!

Tess Kincaid said...

Wickedly yummy.

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