paperback reader…

paperback reader

her visions
of life
and
of love
were taken
from the pages
stored
under her bed
well
read chapters
on romance
and
passion
lustful words
taken as
instructions
on reality
becoming
a sacred text
a holy book
for her existence
and
behavior
under the sheets
and like
all
lies repeated
belief
becomes
all
that one
sees

 

paper profits…

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she has
all her lovers
listed in her diary
spreadsheet entries
specifying critical details
age and profession
projected earnings
over the course
of their lifetime
carefully analyzed
characteristics of personality
as compared to hers
finishing
another entry
she closes the book
and
falls asleep
alone
again

tonight…

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dancing
from
star to star
no special reason
just
feel like dancing
from star
to star
jobim
makes me
forget
what’s beneath
my feet
as i dance
star to star
holding
you