The Fifty Cent Tour

Thursday, October 4, 2012

criss cross

love 
and fear
chase me 
up mahogany staircases

in a full film noir
monochromatic
stiletto'd double step
sprint

a sack of groceries
an open mouth
a french baguette
a lusty tongue

do I take flight 
to the roof
or jump
risking the landing

the bag rips at the seams
i'm mindful of the eggs
precious, few
expensive

I know love 
will stay
for tea
and anecdotes

but fear demands
bourbon
and 
bondage

i turn the key
my pursuers
greet me
at the door, hungry

i fry an egg
a perfect,
unbroken sun
love smiles

fear
stabs the light
with a crust
of dry bread

i realize 
now that i've fed them
they'll never 
leave me


Rene ~ October 4, 2012

9 comments:

  1. ha rene...what an intriguing cacophony of images, that flow really well together actually my fav parts are...

    love will stay
    for tea
    and anecdotes

    fear demands
    bourbon
    and bondage

    i could easily see you up the stairs with the disingrating bag of groceries...and breakfast is good anytime...smiles.

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  2. This has wicked flow and great attitude. It creates a world of its own, full of magic and mayhem. Very enjoyable, thanks.

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  3. HA!
    Having just finished reading the Shades of Gray Trilogy, I felt like I was reading a snippet, poetically designed. Rene... what have you been reading?! ;-)

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  4. Kim, I've never read that series...but thanks:)
    This was actually inspired by a snagged pair of nylons. The snag was ladder like and reminded me of window blind shadows... The kind that are in film noir classics. InspiraciĆ³n can come from anywhere!

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  5. "a sack of groceries
    an open mouth
    a french baguette
    a lusty tongue"

    Exciting and strangely erotic, great pacing and use of language. Those precious eggs too!

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  6. oh love this one, Rene. especially the phrases Brian picked out. yowza, very nice! c'mon over for some tea & anecdotes. anytime.

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  7. I so enjoyed this...the stilettos, the eggs, the alibi......great stuff!

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  8. What wonderful images here!! Wonderful stanzas. Really like this one:

    a sack of groceries
    an open mouth
    a french baguette
    a lusty tongue

    Really good writing!

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