L E T H A L I T Y
You're g o n e !!
Fingertips of night smudging, smearing ebony gloss streaks
Down dusty, grimy glass--
Swallowing your spectral image
In the tainted glow of neon-rainbow billboards.
A twenty-first century Lancelott, you don your callousness and
And self-loathing like a tarnished suit of armor
On a chivalrous quest to save two-hundred-dollar Nocturne Ladies
From drug primed pimps...
T H E M S E L V E S...
But---n o t from you!!
Passion's fire--and my love--follow you
Through myriads of abandoned midnite alleyways
And already I have squandered
The ghosts of your warmth and poisoned promises.
The heaviest of down comforters
Fail to cease my chills
And I am just as bloodless
As before your first lethal kisses.
Your inevitable absence is the burn of frostbite
Your eventual return an addiction--
The relief, insatiable...
I c r a v e your presence.
Your vanishing is like slicing away strips of my skin--
The carving and the cutting release a chronic, artic cold
That confronts me from deep within my crystalized soul...
I freeze and die e a c h time you leave.
From within in the hollow of our bed
The mist of a heroine-induced haze rises
Enfolded in the memory of your lust, I slip shivering
Between the sweat-soaked sheets and pain-drenched pillows
Longing--promising--hoping that I'LL be g o n e...tomorrow....
Waiting--bargaining with the darkness--listening to...
Your footsteps stumbling up the stairs....
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