Harriet Haiku - Tales from the Whore.

One naughty woman
Is all it takes to bring a
Mighty man unstuck.

I’ve been that woman
And I’ve been the mighty man
Unstuck. Floating. Thwacked.

Harriet Haiku
Swathed in her old time glory
Spreads… understanding.

I am the harlot
Full of pain and pitiful.
Shifting disturbance.

Dam the doubt which drove
Harriet Haiku to drink.
(That is, me, to drink.)

My lust is honest
The trees with peeling faces
They watch me and weep.

Tiny spores of past
Lovers haunt me like prickles.
Metal in my mouth.

In my hair, small birds
With mechanical wings sing..
As the first man comes.

His soft knocking sounds
On the door give away
His presence..Perfume.

Her one favourite
Likes to pray, to pay, to stay.
Monogamous whore love.

Can you imagine
To be a whore and loved most
Completely by one?

In the wallpaper
Figures of fucking people
Smile at nervous hands.

Gold leaf framed paintings
Again rock against the walls
Wearing tiny holes….

Harriet disrobes.
He pulls at her hair, her heart.
He watches her die.

Over and over
again and again – still time…
Pledges of rescue.

A clavicle sigh.
He shifts her hips with his tongue,
tips of toes on fire.

Back in the soiled room
Her maid casts runes on the floor.
Her wise eyes forecast….

Leaves fall to the ground,
Her thighs are strained from fucking.
Harriet retires.

She washes with thoughts.
She cries into the small bowl.
She dries her inner thigh.

There is enough time
to eat, to wash, to sleep
and then… graveyard shift.

Harriet Haiku Monologue
L.Kaye Jan 2010

Harriet Haiku - Tales from the Whore.

limerick

Newcastle, Australia

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This is a monologue written in Haiku for Harriet Haiku who is one of my dearest characters. She is a sex worker in a novelty brothel… in case you wished to know. ;)

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