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crimson naivety

February 3, 2012
By troubled-times GOLD, Richmond, Virginia
troubled-times GOLD, Richmond, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Talents include talking about the X-Files and picking up dogs."

Encroaching trees conceal this purple depression
that overtakes me (twilight-covered)
on the nights when barbed wire lines our faces
Boston is receding in the distance.
All I have is a box of un-mailed postcards
waiting to fly in the breeze.

You, the startling neon drug dream,
would laugh at my wide-eyed disillusionment
with this blood red southern sky.
As it is, my ink is bleeding,
so mascara runs rivulets down my scarlet cheeks
like modern art.

I wish someone would install a drinking fountain
in your desert eyes, because this will never work.

The author's comments:
I have a good friend in Boston with whom I'm writing a book, and I wrote this as my family was driving away and the city lights were getting smaller and smaller in the back windshield.

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