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And so …

And so it is

that I have expunged all memory of you

the treadmarks of treachery

as molten rubber soul etchings

cleared with vigorous applications of rubbing alcohol

inhaled as ether

as I lay, lifeless limbed yet longing

 

But instead of prolonged numbing

instead of diminished feeling or disillusion

I emerge with understanding

for you ….

for you were the rusted signpost that a weary traveller might value

and you pointed me in the right direction

as your sun-warmed post burnt my hand

and the blisters stayed for too long

from spring, through a winter bleak

colder than your heart

The secret

The power of a secret

lies in its exuberant details

Foaming at the mouth

threatening to spill over

Like milk frothing when your back is turned

Ingrained stain of ceramic pores

and lactic stench

 
Perhaps

best kept in the cool dark

Sealed

Shelved

Degassed of it’s sublime spritz of carbonated conceal

Till one day

stagnant and putrid

with half its truth evaporated

to concentrated memory

Dress Up

via Daily Prompt: Uniform

 

I wear a different uniform

for every lover I’ve ever known

From sexy nurse, to traffic cop

I have no clothes of my own

 

I’d be covered in flour

at some ungodly hour

to convince that I could cook

Buy some horn rimmed glasses

renew library passes

feigning interest in some book

 

Yet the only one I never wore

was that of the salacious whore…

Can you afford to pay more?

 

So I was mildly surprised at my response to the daily prompt. In my mind the uniforms have an almost halloween-esque appearance and illustrate how far we can disguise ourselves in relationships.