10.3.09

Red Velvet Curtains

When the ground is arid flatness. When
the last dregs stop wind dancing &
your mouth is dry and dull. And everything
in the world is a stilted ache.

The intermission rolls down a curtain;
ice cream-strapped ushers
roll in by clockwork.
And the phone
brrrings like a heart attack. -

Her words make my thoughts
washing machine water
swirling.

5 comments:

ex tee ex said...

liked this

~otto~ said...

holy shit

this fucked my brain up (in a good way):

brrrings like a heart attack. -

Her words make my thoughts
washing machine water
swirling.

Ani Smith said...

I know! I love the phone line. I mean. The line about the phone. Made my heart jump.

ty bluesmith said...

roberta might be the best on piffle.

i'm not voting for myself becuz i'm classy.

Roberta said...

cheers guys.

i'm glad it did not fuck your head up in a bad way, otto. ;)

thanks, ani. :)

ty, you're much better at writing haikus involving the word 'wang' than i am.