1960s Ultra Violet This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

August 11, 2015
Custom User Avatar
More by this author

She was lost in a tangerine daydream when bullets ruptured
her bronze crust like salt and pepper
cannon balls tearing through crystal water.

She was Vulpine Voluptuous,
bleeding an explosion
of purple lipstick and licorice.
Wafting from her wasted overcoat
sad cherry blossom perfume. Her eyes infinitely glazed
like gold pocketwatches paralyzed in honey.

She was ’60s sexed up.
Lonelier than a cheap champagne kiss,
living an unheard echo of a long lost rebellion.
Back when art was graffiti bullet holes and splatters of jazz.

Rock and roll underground bohemia,
chromatic carnage challenging everything until
Emptiness was outlawed with profound psychedelia.

She was Candid Corporeal and Unblinking,
silhouetted spectators gawked nervously at veins
that pumped sappy sugar plum nightmares like back when … all that.

Turning their eyes inside out, and dissolving like chalk
In milk clouds. Terrified of gazing unheeded into strips of pure wind,
and seeing clowns laugh truer than shadows.

Cowering like knuckle-white spiders in mossy dark forests,
Fearful that fleeting humanness would blotch
Polished picture frame heroes, unblinking in their happiness.

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






Join the Discussion

This article has 3 comments. Post your own now!

bwiren13 said...
Nov. 6, 2015 at 2:15 am
_ \`\ |= | /- ;.---. _ __.' (____) ` (_____) _' ._ .' (____) ` (___) --`'------'`
 
bwiren13 replied...
Nov. 6, 2015 at 2:16 am
That was meant to be an ASCII thumbs-up. Well done.
 
supertramp997 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 6, 2015 at 3:40 pm
Thanks, I appreciate the thought behind your failed gesture :)
 
bRealTime banner ad on the left side
Site Feedback