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Curious Wretch

written by: Donna Dallas

@DonnaDallas15

 

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
cigarettes
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
reset
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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