One of my arbitrary free verse poems.


Strutting in dirty converse

Trying to sell her things

All that ticky-tacky makeup and tawdry jewelry

50% off

The candy paint'll wear off in three weeks but one of his smiles, one of his laughs is eternal in her brain so she pays up.

She'll empty her wallet faster for one of those smiles than she would for a mugger in a dark alleyway. He smells like gasoline and cotton candy, like dreams burnt beyond all recognition in some Forest Fire

fueled by hairspray and band t-shirts

And by that charred scent, ebony like teardrops,she can find him.

And when she finds him, it's a pool of perfect novocaine lambency

he makes her dizzier than the sound of broken, slurring music boxes.

running one hand or another through that hair

naturally somewhere between red and tawny but colored black now

It's always nice talking to you

will you come back?

do you promise?

She promises. And she'll be back for a hug hello, drowned in the ambrosial smell of

a cotton candy inferno.

Fueled by hairspray.

Fueled by Gasoline.

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nan shartel March 27, 2011 @ 4:20 a.m.

u little scamp

here u go again just blowin' my cotton candy sox off

maybe for once a poem will win...yippee!!

~~U GO GURL!~~



Stacey77 March 28, 2011 @ 6:03 a.m.

Thanks! Probably going to read this for my English class' poetry slam, possibly putting a real blog up this month. Like poetry isn't a real blog! I'm being brainwashed :/.


nan shartel March 28, 2011 @ 1:46 p.m.

i put poetry up here...sometimes it's well received...but more often not

i know poetry sites that would love stuff like this Stacy if u ever want to send it there

i always say to everyone poetry books have the smallest sells...but if u think like a poet there's nothing else to do but write it ;=D


nan shartel March 28, 2011 @ 2:58 p.m.

Stacy writes prose well 2 Mindy....she won a 3rd prize last month ;-D


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