Friday, October 23, 2009

Promise

The betrayed women sit
on my street corner.
Nails ragged.
Lipstick smeared.
Eyes puffed.
Labels jut out from their collars
like flags, marking them
untouchable.

The sky turns scarlet
and you kiss me.
Your words become as wee birds.
They sing promises to the rising moon.
My legs lift up to greet you
and I'm lost in the great web
of want.

I hope those birds still perch
on my bedpost come morn.



Pris Campbell
©2009



Published in Durable Goods Two, a mini-print.
Aleathia Drehmer, Editor

To see this with art on my website, go HERE.

4 comments:

Trée said...

"the great web of want"

what a wonderful metaphor.

Pris said...

yes, it is a web, isn't it?

mister jim said...

Oh yes...that's dusty, tasty,
and lost, "Pris plus hypnogogic".
Perfect for Durable Goods.
I just read issue 4. That
zine is an inspiration.

Pris said...

Thanks, Jim! I'm putting up a new note about my modem. Be sure you read it.

I really like Aleathia's way of doing Durable Goods, too. I got a copy of issue four.