The Fifty Cent Tour

Monday, October 15, 2012

son of a gun

i
keep
a light 
on and a 
sharp word, pointed, honed
and waiting for the windmills of

his 
mind 
games. He 
keeps my love 
letters in his gun
safe. And just outside my windowpane

his
heart
screams wild
seduction.
Don't get too close, girl
he'll eat you up, everybody  

keeps
on
saying.
Walk away
while you got the sense
and half a chance, to break and run.

I
laugh
and soak
cigarettes
in his sexy talk
and gasoline just for the bang

I love
my sweet l'il son of a gun.

Rene~2013

24 comments:

  1. WOW, Rene. That was crazy good.

    I want to love a son of a gun...

    Pearl

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  2. smiles...keeps your letters in the gun safe and your heart outside the window....interesting....soaking the cigarettes in promises...hope they dont go up in smoke you know....and in the end you love him....interesting...smiles....

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  3. Love can be a scary place, a complicated thing or a saving grace. This is a dark one, no doubt, but it comes from a place of light.

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  4. I soaked my cigarettes in promises and gasoline once and it blew my head off - love can be a dark, edgy place, bit like Russian routlette at times and can go either way. I love this. Truly. You clever writer you.

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  5. Thanks Lilly! I have missed you my Australian princess . :)

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  6. Pearl said it best ... crazy good!! I did love one ~ once upon a time.

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  7. taking the fall
    onto the brick caterwaul?

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    1. After many reads, I cannot help but think of Frank Chambers...James Cain's son of a gun in The Postman Always Rings Twice.

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    2. I like the way you think, Vosmick

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  8. A Don Quixote son of a gun...love this...

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  9. I so love this. Soaking cigarettes in promises and gasoline...brilliant.

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  10. This was so good I'll drop a few (imaginary) pennies into your cup there.

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  11. This is so damn good I think I sprained something liking it. "promises and gasoline" is a novel in waiting, Rene.

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  12. Wow, this was a good poem. Reading at dVerse, I hadn't realized it was a MAG until the very end. Love these lines:

    for the bang
    I love

    my son
    of a gun

    Bravo for a clever approach!

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  13. Clever, smart, and Kool...very effective!

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  14. Yeah I'm with Pearl: that was crazy-good...

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    1. Son of a gun should hang out with the vodka girls :)

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