Pretty Woman

Where is she

What happened
to her

I was there for
most of it

Wasn’t I?

We lived so
much of the same
life, coloured so
much by the same
love, stained so
much by the same
loss.

Didn’t we?

Or do I mis
remember

Do I see her
now
(sallow and swollen
sullen and sad)
Do I see her
now

only

as we all
see
one another;

Mirrors of disappointment
Reflections of woulda

shoulda

coulda

Shadows of what

might

have been.

Oh, but she
was

Bright

then!

Wasn’t she?

LizTaylorBeautiful
(adored and envied
longed for and lusted after)

Wasn’t she?

All I ever wanted to be.
Everything I never was.

Wasn’t she?
Wasn’t she?

Is she?

I don’t believe you,
you’re not the truth.
No one could look
as good as you…
                          Mercy!

Mercy, Sister
Mercy

 

©sdrogers 12 january 2013

3 thoughts on “Pretty Woman

  1. ymbaca@aol.com says:

    Love it

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