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Why Do Pretty Girls Always Lie?

She smelled of text messages.
A digital massage of ringtones
and new England voices.
A 10.
Perfect fit
Non plastic tits
Whispers “Fuck Me”
And I fall for it.
A winding web of dilemma
20 years carrying pre-teen baggage.
Never wanted out of this
Tried to keep going
All my efforts gone unnoticed
Scolded for past regrets
Break the clavicle
to bust the sternum
Vena Cava burst
to show how much it hurts
being shamed upon
like a scarlet letter upon my face
your secrets never got questioned
So I ask one question
Why do pretty girls always lie?

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  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestalmost 3 years ago

    The title of this is like poetry so before we even take the rest of the words in we savour this deep question.
    Then the ruggedness of how the lies has split open the landscape of a heart is revealed….. wonderfully spirited and angst layered poetical prose!

  • Thank you kindly though there are parts of this that I am rather unhappy with parts of this work I feel it says what I meant for it to say

    – Joshua Certain

  • evon ski
    evon skialmost 3 years ago

    well not all of them do . . . but this isn’t about the answer to the wonderful conclusion of this piece. You really convey
    the heart wrenching disappointment here
    of a promise teased . . .
    but not fulfilled.
    great job. the deatails of the clavical and sterum are killer good.

  • Thank you. I felt the need use anatomy more in my work so that was really an experiment with words there. I am glad you enjoyed it

    – Joshua Certain

  • Quinn Blackburn
    Quinn Blackburnalmost 3 years ago

    Probably because the majority of them were taught to rely on the shallow appeal of appearance, to lie to themselves, to manipulate others and to wait around to be rescued rather than to be their own hero. It works the same for pretty boys, in my opinion. Another excellent wordcrafting, well done!

  • vampvamp
    vampvampalmost 3 years ago

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