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blood stains freckle
snow-white linen
rusted lace
sloppy split lip 
apologetic kiss
hide my face
yet still
i hear
sharp-edged marbles 
in your mouth tumbling
over scotch rocks
and little red last straws
nobody sees
the more
that doesn’t meet their eye
no news is good weather
no bruise dear
it’ll get better
we soothe ourselves
with lullabies
and true lies
just rest now
let go of your world
pull up a chair
let go of my hair
the taste of bile 
on your lips,
how quick
the monster slips
i wait
i pray you drift soon,
a little boy
on soiled sheets
a broken spirit
hides spinning webs
and licking wounds
under cover
locked jaw

Rene ~ January 10, 2013

d’Verse Poets, Meeting The Bar-The Medium Is The Message

For 100 Word Song

This weeks song:

“Debonair by The Afghan Whigs”
A rough song about substance abuse
and how it poisons relationships
breaking both bones and hearts


19 thoughts on “tetanus

  1. some very cool descriptors rene…i like how linen and adrenaline play…the marbles and scotch rocks in the mouth…no news is good weather is an interesting line as well…nicely done…

  2. This is really uncomfortable to read, not because it's written badly – far from it, it's very skillfully composed – but because of all the hard-edged images and my responses to them. The lies we tell ourselves, each other and the world – all to try and maintain the pretence that everything is OK.

  3. Very vivid. Amazingly real. The taste of bile is unfortunately something I know too well so that left a bitter taste in my mouth but this poem had a eerie but very deep message. The picture that you have with it is very tragic looking- and gives insight to your poetic story 🙂

  4. Just to put you all at ease this is a work of fiction inspired by the Afghan Whigs song Debonair. It is a disturbing song about substance abuse and how it screws up relationships and lives.

  5. A poem very well written and well structured. The lies are used to control the people but it is only illusory control and self-destructive because in truth is the only evil that can do us good.

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