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Curious Wretch

written by: Donna Dallas



I want to know what they’re thinking
what do they feel like having for dinner
what murders did they commit
old lovers hang on them like the smell of
and if I could smoke one now…….Lordy
did we think we’d end up
rickety bones
muscles swell like birth in the rainy season
still I gimp out
for some Tanqueray
why can’t I grip
this loosening bolt
my core bops around
and around
I want to run
twirl and twirl
around them
back into a little girl
so I can swerve left of all the grisliness - those sick days
that I lament over……and over
I should carry a torch
to show them I’m here
I’ve arrived!!!
(at Pablo’s liquor store)
and the others
that trailed behind
are good and dead

Donna Dallas

Donna Dallas

I studied Creative Writing and Philosophy at NYU’s Gallatin School and was lucky enough to study under William Packard, founder and editor of the New York Quarterly. I am recently found in The Opiate, Anti Heroin Chic, Beatnik Cowboy and Horror Zine among many other publications. I have just published my novel, Death Sisters, with Alien Buddha Press. I currently serve on the editorial team for Red Fez.
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