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Sung on a Southern SaturdayAint no streetcars to the Southlands
the Lowlands, the Badlands
no more trains run through the Flatlands
at least not anymore
But down at the crossroads
the suns gettin gone
Rhythms got her red shoes on
Improvs shinin up his horn
Flows slidin up to Jazz real slow
she dont blush, she been around
Bluesmans tunin his steel guitar
(won from the Devil in a rigged game of cards)
he smiles his smile, egret White
--girl, can you play the blues?
Senior ThesisI squat in the tub, porcelain cold against my thighs
The drain plugged up
(Waste not, Want not)
pills sloshing in my stomach from
one, two, three hours before
The fourth time in so many months
The camera set up
perfectly angled to capture my performance
(Let them get an eyeful)
The cramps will be painful
The blood doesnt bother me
I sweat and cringe like they expect
Its much easier in the dark
(My eager Fabricators)
I grit my teeth, imagining blue eyes
a scruffy beard
I think this one was his
Slip proof mat under my feet:
I am Janet Leigh
(No, youre a Psycho)
the least of what theyll say
when they see
the pieces of me staring back
beneath layers and layers
of slick cellophane
So much paint on a pulsing canvas
my other cherubs
chilling in the fridge
To my final statement
(and my Final Grade)
Its going to be
one hell of a show
You Were Not An Aquarium BoySea-glass became your bones,
brine your blood, and seashells
melded into your skin.
You were not quite an ocean
when you said "This is your sign to love me."
My body was like a building;
tall, cold, almost unbreakable.
I was metallic and sharp,
towering over your waters.
I remember taking your hand in mine,
conch and coral shells scrubbing
my skyscraper wrists, and laughing
about how one day you would
submerge every last bit of me.
Your lips, riddled with argonauts,
found my cheek and I cringed
at the coarseness.
You asked if they bothered me
and I finally told you "I
think I love you."
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