He Left Me By The Side Of The Road

Reynaldo

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2010 Acrylic on 140 lb. watercolour paper 24×18″

He Left Me By The Side Of The Road was
Featured in Art of the Human Body Group
23 June 2010

He Left Me By The Side Of The Road was Featured in Abstract Art Group 21 June 2010

This painting was inspired by the sensitive and beautifully written poem by Misfit 1965. And painting title and poem used here by permission from Misfit 1965.

Reynaldo

Poem by Misfit 1965

He left me by the side of the road

I had just been compromised
shivering in a motel, covered in sheets
that I knew hadn’t been washed
he left me there,
I loved him, gave myself to him
only hours before, he returned
my love too
now he’s washing me off
taking a shower
with the door closed
the tears I couldn’t squeeze
out of my eyes
my flesh just rubbed
with salt
he lit a match to me
we had been together
I knew I should have
waited,
I pull the sheet over
the rest of my body
now exposed
humiliated
shame with it’s
claws drags
over me
I want the razors!
I need the razors!
he is walking away
I want to kiss him
he doesn’t have time
“my wife is waiting.”
was all he said
“How will I get home?”
“Don’t know don’t care.”
I pulled my jeans over
a flat stomach that was
mine at 20
scars of dried blood
he hadn’t bothered
to ask about
“Don’t do that”
was all he said,
“Looks nasty.”
then he stuck his tongue
like a fork into my soul.
I am alone in the dark
room
“I’m sorry Lord.”
I should have come to you
when loneliness rubbed it’s
thorns over my heart.
Sorry about the cuts I have
to create, the space and the
time of them
I don’t remember.”
But he left me, and there
are thoughts crashing inside
me I am turning over and over
inside this nightmare as a wreckage.
the sheets are now stained with more
than sperm.
they are now bleeding.

copyright2010misfit1965

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