rooftops

two lifeless bodies slide out
of the clinic on 42nd street
chloe & lily failed
their routine drug screening again
so tonight they will ride
in red toy rocked ships
all the way up
to the rooftops

where red wine lips
and wilted orchids are in fashion
where no one can hurt them
where they cannot hurt
themselves

where dusty words stick in their throats
where they play with needles
and razors
and freedom
and when they bleed
nothing comes out
but liquid porcelain

they color in each other’s pale spots
and do their dizzy rooftop
dance
lily pours her trembling
into chloe’s waxy mouth and then she walks
to the edge

i want to be like them, she sings
the people down below
are perfect, in fact
she knows that everything
is perfect
from far enough away

pure like snow, pure like gold
blue velvet itching in her veins
she takes chloe’s steady hand
they smile through their last catastrophe
and jump

rooftops

kaate

Joined September 2009

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