Saturday, November 14, 2009

I'm bored of cheap and cheerful, I want expensive sadness

I would be better off
Alone and Lonely
Than awash in this sea of faces

He buys me a drink
What’s his name again?
Ted, Sam, Mike, Steve
Does it matter?

The vodka bites at my tongue
It tickles my throat
He’s saying something I can’t hear
A droning noise fills my ears

He’s complimenting me
He’d turn away if he read my thoughts
If he knew I was thinking
Could he hit me?
Would he?

A sharp slap across my cheek
A purpling bruise tomorrow
Would it change anything?

Would the bright taste of blood,
The quick sting of pain
Wash the apathy away
Leaving anger in it’s wake
Some other emotion
Any impression at all

Displacing the numbness
Replacing the emptiness

Just for a second
A minute
An hour
Would it make it leave


Anonymous said...

"Would it change anything?"

That has to be my favorite line. I've often wondered if certain actions would change how things were going. Sometimes they do, but usually not for the better.

Smileyfreak said...

Interesing title.Thought provoking poem :)

Wendy Blum said...

I remember when I was single and going to clubs thinking things along these lines about men who would come over and use cheesy pick up lines on me and my friends. This is like a blast from the past.

Wendy Blum said...

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Love Writing Again! said...

Tell us, what inspired this. I'm always interested to know what inspires a poet- is it the same as a prose writer, a moment, a word, an image. I thought this was very lovely... sometimes I wonder when and how the muse just hits us!

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