Frances

so we watched together
and
midway i stood
                               shaking
to walk the aisle alone

it’s only a movie

yes, but
but
yes, but

you do not
                      know
the terror as i 
                             know
the terror 

dark nights of blonde beauty that i will never be
blonde days of black that smother who you are
and leave you begging for the more that i cannot
give

there is compromise and then there is
Odets
the right combination of fury and confusion
that is me, that is me, that is
                                                         always
me

but we do not, she and i, posture for film
nor do we scream for effect
we merely, simply, completely
Are

and therein lies the fear
the wonder
if anybody really loves anybody
if you really lov
ed
    me

the difference between wine and tequila is
a beach
a beach with someone else’s
stuff

not my stuff
not my
               stuff

you let me know if you
                                              ever
decide to fall in
love

until then,
lo
bot
o
mize
me into peace

questo pensiero non dà la pace
di pace
di pace
di pace

©s rogers 27 june 2010

2 thoughts on “Frances

  1. june Newsome says:

    Lovely!

  2. CatGem says:

    thank you, June 🙂

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