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Lady Of The Night This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   All dressed up

with nowhere to go

all messed up

and feeling so low

the money talks

and the people listen

the change jingles when she walks

and her jewelry glistens ...

and sparkles in the

bright

artificial light

for the streets are holdin' on

oh

so

tight

but nothing's wrong

she says

nothing ...

nothing is wrong

she sees a man

and takes his hand

says

are you feelin' lonely my friend

just maybe baby

he replies

as his eyes

move up

and

down

her thighs

later

she cries

says

this ain't right

this is not a life

this

is

not

a

life

I should be a wife

married, kids, a house, time

to live

before ...

I'm dead

she said

applying red

to her lips

I'm not ready for this sort of thing

another night

another man

another meaningless fling

but lying, and denying

and lying once again

to herself

this time

another man

another crime ...

wave

waves good-bye to no one

she's ready to leave

but still ...

she's all dressed up

with nowhere to go

all messed up

and feelin' so low

the money talks

and the people listen

the change jingles when she walks

and still her jewelry somehow glistens ...




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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