Brine

January 5, 2012
By Anonymous

We could fall asleep through anything--to avoid reality
Spent time like it was counterfeit–
Not worth a freaking thing.
And the soot that the cab driver
throws into your hands, I’ve been there.

Have you ever been surprised when you looked at the ocean?
Flicked our cigarettes in the sand
Defying our meaning
Running your fingers through dirty-blonde waves
No, it can’t exist--Something big
Something actually important!?

And dreaming!
We–everyone
Sweaty hair caked to hotel beds.
Closed our eyes to pick their peaches.
Fake orchard in the South.
Paradise-you been there?

Did someone say pair o’ dice?
I’ve been there.
Girls in bowties and skintight velour
Dealing us our separate failures
Smoke in our throats
I’ve been there.
I am the slot machine–
Disappoint everyone
Just to make a living.


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reader12345 said...
on Jan. 9 2012 at 11:00 am
Very interesting piece. Really like it.

897reader said...
on Jan. 8 2012 at 9:39 pm
Stunning. I especially loved the ending . .disappoint everyone. . .Thank you for sharing.


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