Permanent Ink MAG

By Gina Buzzanca, Mequon, WI

The pen feels permanent
So that when I raise the black liquid to my crimson lips
I must drink that steady flow of words;
And I am forced to swallow the bittersweet tang
   of my meaning.
When I try to wipe the droplets of dark wine
   from my stained lips
I find my hand comes out clean
But my lips, a little darker.

The pen feels permanent
So I must hold the cup steady
Or shadowed words will fall
And when I try to clean the dark blood
From the smooth floor
I find my crimson mess only spreads.

The pen feels permanent
And I will write each black word with care
So that the cup will stay untipped
And the words will remain unspilled.

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This article has 6 comments.

KaitlynC GOLD said...
on May. 18 2010 at 9:42 am
KaitlynC GOLD, Oneonta, New York
16 articles 1 photo 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"when i met you i fell in love and you smiled because you knew" ~William Shakespear

that was amazinggg i really really loved it....wowww greatt jobbb :D

on Jan. 31 2010 at 11:31 am
Wow, this is totally how I live my life. Amazing. I love your choice of words!

on Jan. 24 2010 at 6:03 pm
Sissybug2012 PLATINUM, Union, Missouri
36 articles 0 photos 128 comments

Favorite Quote:
"the greatest thing you'll ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return." -MOULIN ROUGE (song lyrics)

wow, so deep with passion. i like it. yes kind of creepy, but in a good way. i definatly didn't see a picture of a toilet to appear in this though. i like this poem though. very good.

on Jan. 14 2010 at 6:06 pm
CaptainFabulous. GOLD, Union, Missouri
11 articles 0 photos 70 comments

Favorite Quote:

"When life hands you lemons,make BEEF STEW!"
-Andy Milanokis?(sp)

this is a beautiful poem

it depends on how you look at it whether or not you find it disturbing

i find it remarkable


on Jun. 23 2009 at 6:08 pm
ma.cherie2 BRONZE, West Plains, Missouri
4 articles 0 photos 13 comments
this isn't disturbing- this is the life of a true writer.


The Violist said...
on Feb. 13 2009 at 8:17 pm
This is utterly disturbing, but I can feel it nonetheless. I realize this can be difficult, but It's deep and open, it's amazing


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