~ Holding court at the Zanzibar, they looked on good nights like Egyptian Queens, like Ancient Babylonians.
On not so good nights, they resembled Brassaï's Moma Bijou - "fugitives from Baudelaire's bad dreams", and even then they looked magnificent.
Identity wasn't something you nailed yourself into in late adolescence. It was a trick of the light, and if you were to avoid burning yourself out, then you simply let the flames lick over you and turned the ashes into kohl. ~
camaraderie - much too grand a word, of course for the heady unity we'd caught against our parents against our school nonchalantly - against them all raging round our haughty town dressing up by dressing down our Capulets and Montagues were Trendies versus Casuals but mostly we were tiny shells trapped in our semirural hell united we could stand it best while hatching in an empty nest
The small hands of a child Are innocent Reaching for fake animals Or candy bars. But his mother Says he shouldn’t have been here His father Never kisses him. He has nothing to reach for. A child can be born without innocence. Small hands can do more Than reach for fake animals Or candy bars. A tiny killer, he is.
A hand reaches from the myst and bids me forth to the darkness. He tells me not to fear "You are safe," he murmurs. The pit of my liver reminds me otherwise. Candles, statues, and books fill this moldy chamber. My whisper searches for him, but I recall only his shadow.
She lay frozen in limbo when I first saw her. I tended to her wounds and redefined her muscles, for she had none. She gazed at my broken flesh with eyes that pierced my stomach. At that moment, I knew her heart was full of tears and not to fear her touch. She is both Aphrodite and Artemis and I am nothing if not her slave.
This poem was inspired by the intro to the 1980s version of cbs' Beauty and the Beast (with the original Vincent and Catherine). :) Enjoy!
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