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spacer.gif   Lorri Jackson
Posted by : cj on Friday, December 03, 2004 - 03:07 PM
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Poetry:  Click On The Author's Name One Death Every Eleven Seconds

When the pillow reaches
around your head in a hammerlock
blue light rings
your eyes with black coal
coal black sadness.
when you're dancing
in one corner of the room
like a little yellow fish
wandering in the wrong skool
the lights are so many
screaming peacocks
eyes its hard to discern the floor
until you hit it.
bouncing off the walls
a silver ball of red magnetic
fields talking slow to the
waitress of the favorite baby girl
who died last week w/out a
murmur overcome, it seems,
by a million emitting machines
all registering "No."



She Wants A Boyfriend

she wants a boyfriend to compliment her
queen size bras bed
pay attention
to all the money she spends
on his breakfasts
she stumbles home if she can
with teenage guitar players
sucks them off good, believes
handcuffs will keep them around
she wants her boyfriend
to notice how she jumps
when he says jump
she calls him on the phone
threatens to jump from the 26th floor
he says
do what you gotta do
she wants her live in boyfriend
to stop exercizing his superior
physical strength
the black eyes are shameful to explain
of course everyone wants to know
she wants a boyfriend who will paint
her toenails faithfully red
she tells all her girlfriends
to move out on their boyfriends
when hers is ignoring her
she let her boyfriend take poloroids
of her pussy and show it to all his friends
she let her boyfriend bring home some blonde
he picked up in a downtown bar
she did what her boyfriend wanted
and he finally left her for good
she cried rape for a few days
after giggling the knife up where it hurts
she knew a girl who knew a girl
who killed herself
by sticking a real gun up her cunt
of course she sits by the phone a lot
and at least used to cry on her pillow


 
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