UNDERGROUND VOICES: POETRY
R.C. EDRINGTON

for Riki

outside
the rain gray
like a memory
forgot

keys rattle
like the bones
of dead cops
against the
door knob

inside
a Jim Beam
bottle
she neatly
tucked me into
this morn
before she
blew a kiss
then left

I am sheltered
from the playful
flick of her long
horse tail hair
wet & black
like the eyeliner
that drips
down her cold
blushed cheeks

the downtown bus
diesels off
in a smelly
thick fog
of stale
beer farts

she smiles
peels off
her soaked
leather skirt
& pink
Betty Boop
t-shirt

tosses them
like a limp
carcass over
the bedroom door

then lays across
the unmade bed
in a mock Jesus
as I slide off
her red high-heels
& white
fishnet stockings
to massage
her tired toes my fingers
slowly drift
up her thighs
as she kisses
my ear
& whispers
'I missed you'

instead
of a reminder
that once again
I failed
to make it
out of bed

& pick her up
from her
waitress gig
that pays
our bills


RC Edrington's poetry can be found at
http://www.spentmeat.com/edrington.html

His poetry site is at: http://spentmeat.com







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