Ladies of the Night:

Avatar Author: Abby (LoA) Gonna miss you guys so much. My 'official/professional' email is: in case anyone wants to keep in touch! Read Bio

Legs spread,
Givin’ head.
I know you want
To be in bed.
Brain’s dead,
Tongue like lead.
Cheeks all red.
I wish that it were me instead.
You know,
I know:
I wish that it were me instead.

Listenin’ to ‘The 1975” for hours now.
Their poetry always inspired a certain level
Of incoherency in me.
Fuck it. Don’t expect rhythm here.
We’re all about those H highs
We’re all about that sun rise
We’re all about those mauve skies
On the horizon
As the sun pulls up at 5am in August.

Legs spread,
Dead ahead.
I know you wish that you were dead.
At least you’re fed,
You know the dread
Can’t last forever.

Hey. Smile.
They said smile!
This is just an alternate universe, girl,
So why not show some teeth?

Legs spread,
Words unsaid.
It’s OK that you’re seeing red.
It won’t last forever.
It will not last forever.

Legs spread,
You’re drop-dead
Gorgeous, girl.
You’re too well read
For that blood-stained double bed.
You know,
I know:
I wish that it were me instead.

I wish it could be me instead.

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  1. Avatar Reaver19

    I’m noticing a lot of red and blood themes in your last 2 entries. Care to enlighten? Oh it’s good don’t get me wrong, but I’m wondering if theres a not-so-subtle kind of imagery here. Bravo nonetheless!

  2. Avatar Abby (LoA)

    hey that’s a really interesting observation. i wasn’t actually aware of it when i was writing them. it might just be laziness – i tend to fall back on bloody imagery because it’s so easy yet so vivid. still, maybe i need a chat with my subconscious lol.

  3. Avatar Rahose

    Very nice piece here. I love the enjambment of the line “You’re drop-dead/
    Gorgeous, girl.” It’s very powerful and gives a double meaning to this poem in just the use of the ENTER button. I also love the flow of this poem; it reads very easily.

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