Polished on the Outside

December 6, 2008
By Caleb Lewis, Ridgway, CO

Elegant smiles and Italian silverware,
Cold house, cold people, cold weather.
Hurting eyes, unsatisfied, in denial.
Stripes, ribbons, bows, and bags.
Late pity-parties, drunk on articulated words.
Violin strings, skeleton keys, and designer shoes in the armoire.
Doors are not the only things that are hidden.
Blood-thirsty, savage, like the beasts outside.
Eating, sleeping, breathing, killing, in order to survive.
Broken diction sliding down throats.
The weather will get warmer.
Spring will bring new life.

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