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spacer.gif   Emily Rose
Posted by : cj on Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 10:46 PM
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Poetry:  Click On The Author's Name .
Bad Libido

Take my libido, please
‘Cause honestly
It's more trouble than it’s worth.

It’s standing in the corner
Pointing at the biggest
Asshole in the room
Saying,
“Go home with that guy
‘Cause he’s got an ego
Big enough to compensate
For your lack of confidence.”

And he’s ‘sexy’ with his
Lack of interest
Leave you with the check
Lying naked in your bed
Sort of attitude that,
For some reason,
Is somehow
Totally irresistible.

‘Cause I don’t
Have bad judgment,
But my libido does.
So take it,
Honestly,
‘Cause I don’t want it.
After three drinks it
Drowns itself in
Desperate attraction.

And you’re looking
Pretty good right now,
‘Cause you’re artistic
And unemployed
And there’s nothing
More attractive
To my drunken libido
Than a man with no purpose
‘Cause his purpose
Rests somewhere between
My libido
And the morning after.

Take it.
Honestly,
‘Cause it’s cheap
And indiscriminate
And pissing me off.

Hey,
How you doing,
You totally unattractive
Regret waiting to happen?

‘Cause I’m a lonely woman
With a Queen size bed.
That’s right,
Queen size,
With a velvet comforter,
And my libido’s making
Hint hint bedroom eyes at you
While I’m trying to
Resist her insistence that
You are a diamond in the rough,
When you’re really just another
Snake in the grass.

So please,
Take my libido
‘Cause it does me
No good.


the truth of the page

We never promised to
give you the right idea.
This is all a fictional account
of the truest parts of us-
an edited dramatization
of our inner-workings-
our thoughts adapted for
this page, this stage,
but it’s not the whole of us.

We are going to say things that
most people won’t, but
we always leave something out
in these outspoken representations
for your amusement, so don’t think
that you can know us-
not by this.


Bad Libido originally appeared in Cigarette Love Songs & Nicotine Kisses (Cross+Roads Press) and in After Hours (Winter 2005)

Note: Emily Rose is the author of Cigarette Love Songs and Nicotine Kisses (Cross Roads Press). Her work appears in After Hours Magazine and she recently appeared for the Chicago Poetry Explosion held at Beat Kitchen.

 
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