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Red Harvest, Black Heart

If you are my dark film noir
and I, your assassin
we will miss meeting the thunder of a sunrise
while holding hands.

You with your full of pink budding
and me just…waiting for a sign
You are running out of tomorrows friend
They leak out from between your fingers
Like sand in an hourglass

You think you can turn me upside down
start it all over again, don’t you?
Backwards clock making up time
flashbacks of you and I
bound
flung
naked
carcasses against a desert sky

Idiot.
Man.

I am the perverse to your neurotic
yet you are blind
stupid blind
wretched blind
Have you ever exploded inside someone
like a fucking atom bomb?
Have you?
No.

Coward!
Man.

You won’t even slide into the edge of me and light a match.
Yet here I am.
right
fucking
here
full of hazmat curves
slick glances
dense armor
sharp weapons
and eyes that shine.

I am a story that could unfold, nightly
so put your hands on me
braille me with callused fingers
rally
worship
hold tight
drench me with your history
your misery
your smiles.

I was meant to be bent
I am a dark thing
that hungers
beneath you
I am a thousand tiny shards
of need
crystallized into flesh
thrumming
for you
throbbing
for you
I sway
crash
scream
grope
and bite
a million different times
in a million different ways
for you

I am the truth that grows in every empty flower
I am the thing you are meant to break
I am your Whiskey sour
each mouthful
of banging ice in glass
every drop
every thrust
I am this
just this
a tattoo inside your skull
a door for you to walk through
slip inside my skin
My heart is dimly lit.
I am a gun for hire.
Enlighten me.

© 2010 mstrace

Red Harvest, Black Heart

mstrace

California, United States

Artist's Description

When one night isn’t enough. I’m left to live inside the dark infamy of lines.

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