hotel deaths are so overdramatic
Jun 2, 2014

hotel deaths are so overdramatic
they're just random people who checked in for a day's rest that just happened to last forever

and hotel suicides
home's not a five star

but all of the murders
because they were still found
after they shaved half their heads
and dyed what's left red
and changed their names
and wore green contacts
and hurried the fuck up to hide

hotels are petri dishes for killing bacteria.

inspired by a newspaper article or two
#death   #hotel  
Nov 5, 2014

Revolving doors
drugs and drank
the combination of it all began to stank.

Dirty beds
body heat and ashe covered sheets
greasy take out, we usally eat.

Strange rooms
bic lighters, smoke, and incense
last check in with my innocence.

May 10

"Dammit, I am certain I have a reservation here"
"Sir, I think maybe you have a stay some where near?"
After this latest crazy guest, I'm gonna need a beer.
Check everybody in.
Throw more towels in the bin.
Out through the door, let out a cheer.

Limerick challenge
limping from hotel to hotel
Anna Mosca
Anna Mosca
Apr 4      Apr 6


should have taken one

picture as i walked in

bed spread tight

all folded and straight

me dog tired

before a long hot shower

cramped in one tomorrow

with everything i own

spreaded wastly around

a colorful explosion

I will walk around

picking up the pieces

stepping on geography

not singing over maps

using a finger

to caress a route and  

the thought of you

limping from hotel to hotel

and a sleeping bag

go away

artists’ lives are messy

it’s a known fact

the walls are disheveled

would I have some glue

to nail you there and there

I will hop around happily

tattooing words about us

and hiding some

under letters

From The London Hours Collection
#love   #life   #tattoo   #tired   #hotel   #artist   #maps   #geography  
A night or two at Heartbreak Hotel.
J Arden Drew
J Arden Drew
Oct 6, 2014

It's a little cliché, is it not?
But we've all spent a few nights here.
Some of us have spent months,
Whereas others have spent years...
We've all drenched our pillows
With those bitter, endless tears
And we all know how it feels
To have faced our darkest fears.

Abuse, rejection, neglect, what else is there?
Betrayal, desertion, regret, hell it’s warfare!

Some of us lock ourselves away,
Others drop to their knees and pray,
But is there any true and pure solution?
Any perfect way to achieve retribution?

The answer is no, there is not.

We just have to do our time,
Behind the bars of love’s prison cell.
We must accept and persevere, spend
A night or two at Heartbreak Hotel.

(by J. Arden Drew)

I'm writing you this letter, and this is hat I have to say:
All I really wanted was some of your time
Instead you told me lies
When someone else was on your mind
What you do to me
Look what you did to me
I thought that you were someone who would do me right
Until you play with my emotions and you made me cry
What you do to me
Can't take what you did to me
Now I see that you been doing wrong
You played me all along.
And made a fool of me, baby
You got it all wrong to think that I wouldn't find out
That you were cheating on me.
How could you do it to

#love   #pain   #tears   #cry   #hurt   #cheating   #hotel   #heartbreaker  
you're hotel despondent,
Madison Jade Gardner
Madison Jade Gardner
Jan 27      Jan 29

To compare you to a summers eve
wouldn't serve the justice,
but when your heart is open
I know your years are numbered.

One after another
they parade in your life
pillaging, stealing, burning
your eternal happiness

I'm worshiping at your alter
and keeping tabs
on your little sadnesses
but you're on your knees beside her.

I only want to see you happy
oh, how comical.
You didn't try
and you don't care.

I see pity in your eyes,
and rage rises,
because I'm not one to be pitied
or made a fool of.

And yet you make me one,
every time.
A little girl, it seems,
gawking at an idol.

I won't do this anymore,
I've suffered my damages
paid my fines
and checked out

So bring your guests,
have your parties,
lay your heart out
I wont pick up your pieces.

Because my love,
as much as it hurts,
you're hotel despondent,
and I won't be staying anymore.

I will only know it at the bottom of a hotel pool
Joshua Brown

I plunge into the cold water on that warm July day
no goggles, only the loose-fitting swimming trunks
I swim through the blur of chlorine
pushing through the water
when a familiar tune I heard hours earlier traps itself in my brain
and I suddenly become weightless, a plane high above in the air

The water is pure blue sky, below me the clouds
And at the bottom the city in ruins
I take my plane and dive down below the clouds
past the blur, until the city is in view just below me

I level the bomber and let it soar low above the ground
Over the pale white shells of buildings
I remember the museum exhibit that inspires this:

I walk through, studying the pictures and the uniforms and the weapons on display
when in the distance of the room beyond I hear the familiar tune:
Brian Eno's "Ascent (An Ending)". It brings me closer, and I move past the exhibits
at a quickening pace, past the slow browsers
glancing only briefly to read, to catch a glimpse of an object, a photo, a map

I keep going, "Ascent" on a loop, its minimal beauty entrancing me
until I find a large television in a small corner.
A few people are gathered around, solemn,
the television entrancing them, the music washing over the room.

First the white words centered against the black screen: "The Bomb".
The come the white-and-black photos and footage of the mushroom clouds hovering above Hiroshima, then Nagasaki,
standing tall like ungainly trees in an empty field.

The soundtrack to the short video before me is "Ascent",
or rather an excerpt, a piece of it, stirring strange emotions
Familiar ones that I give attribution to when I listen to it on my own.
Yet it feels different coming from this;
on the screen a few photographs of corpses and burnt victims flash by.
And then the screen fades to black, a moment of silence
before it all starts again

I hear this loop and see these images before me as I fly above
the imagined city in ruins
And for a brief moment I am the Enola Gay;
I will only know it at the bottom of a hotel pool

I was inspired to write the rough draft of this in the afternoon after I took a swim. Earlier in the day, my father and I went to the National WWII museum in New Orleans, and I came across the exhibit that I first saw as a child and which had the most profound effect on me.
#hotel   #pool   #july   #nagasaki   #hiroshima  
on hotel floors,
Tim Knight
Tim Knight
May 7, 2013      May 7, 2013

Hiding in toilet suites
on hotel floors,
above showers-for-two,
and below countless stairs.

Dodge large lobby hallways
and the corridor artery, early-décor, maze,
run past cleaner’s cupboards:
potions for the unsavoury, unclean,
another lost, single mother.

A room service delivery
to a door you don’t own,
yet it keeps the unknown
fears and doubts

Flick and press that remote
because long nights lead
to hours of unrest,
you’re tired of this hotel,
you’re tired of their upper-class clientèle,
you’re tired of that artificial smell,
you’re tired.

But here, in this hotel looking out 26 stories above the city
Amour de Monet
Amour de Monet
May 5, 2014

I hate Dallas
But the hotels nice
Well, at least the view is
See it?
Beautiful isn’t it.
That was earlier today.
Now I’m here
Just standing here nude
In front of this window
I’m wishing someone to see me
For a good laugh
Maybe they will muster up the courage to come knock on my door
Even with the Do Not Disturb Sign hanging from the knob
It’s something about hotels that gets me thinking this way
Out of sorts and more so in the gutter
To think of all the love made between these walls
Passionate - married, unmarried, one night stands, flings…
the good, the bad, and the really REALLY bad
I imagine more of the third
I’m not this way at home
I lay content in my cotton sheets with the occasional hum of a car passing
But here, in this hotel looking out 26 stories above the city
All I want is you…against me
Until the sun rises
Where we will carry on
Go back to our lives
In silence

#love   #home   #lust   #beautiful   #dirty   #sex   #dating   #sexy   #hotel   #sunrise   #sheets   #lives   #texas   #motel   #dallas   #highrise   #hotels   #relatioships   #houston  
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