Skip to main content

I will never say a bad thing about you

Perhaps it's the slight sick 

from the medicine lowering

inhibitions, but I must say

that I will never write

a  mean or hurtful thing 

about you. Ever. ever. 


You, unlike the others, had character.

This character, to me, seemed to be

of a caliber that is almost impossible

to find in the real American world. 


Perhaps I'm wrong. Perhaps

you are a brilliant actor 

You gave me a performance 

that would have Brando 

weeping on his knees 


But even if I am wrong,

the afterglow of my childish 

affection will prevent me 

from ever disliking you,

no matter what you do. 



Comments

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

I Can't Hear Your Little Red Rooster

Fright

I call this room Home.

He will not look at me

His eyes flicker with

a speck of violence.



my strained smile,

disgusted by

my pleading eyes.

my veins freeze

icy blood

tearing through coronaries




May Day

'Hope, you don't have to use it on your wedding night.'

She handed the pistol to Hope, right after the vows, right before the reception.

'I'm just kidding, darling. Don't worry. He's a good man. You did well sweetheart. He's a good man. You'll be fine.'

Hope's paper-thin smile tried to grow as she stared at her grandmother's reflection in the mirror. The mother-of-pearl grip sparkled in her grandmother's hand, bathed by the Chapel's cheap buzzing lights.

'There's a bullet for you, just in case.'

Hope had left the gun on the table.

A week earlier, drunk off self-pity, she had taken it out of its case and walked to the kitchen, where she stuck the barrel in her mouth and proceeded to take pictures of herself to send to Ray.

In a rare instance of good fortune, her phone ran out of battery before she could indulge her sense of pithy revenge. She woke up and pried open her tear-salted eyelashes then made sure to delete an…