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A bar called Nancy's

June 23, 2009
By phoebe-bird SILVER, Shanghai, Other
phoebe-bird SILVER, Shanghai, Other
7 articles 2 photos 8 comments

The street is full tonight.
Raw and reddish light,
A world too steep.
Ethnic table,
A place to eat.
Nebulous music,
Sentimental swing of suicidal impulse,
From a black ghetto blaster,
Seemed to recede, to recede, to recede.
In a walking dream,
I went through people different from me:
Europeans of strange tongues,
Arabs of snoutish faces.
All sickly lust
For mad and filthy orgies
With supple obedient girls
Of no identity.

There’s a bar called Nancy’s.
Jaded air,
Sick roses standing.
Giddy voice,
Some dying bodies.
Their eyes glow
Like faint meteors in the gloom,
Boldly defying,
Driven by craving,
For pleasure, for life elegancies,
Paid generously by some unknown man
From a foreign country.

But when winter nights come,
And orgiastic riots end,
They are only jilted lovers,
With joyless eyes,
Like doomed roses
Bloom and fade,
Easily forgotten
By the hands
Of their maroon-tin paramores.

Shadowed faces, bat-like souls haunting me,
Transfigured by a lecherous cunning
After times of vainawaiting,
Drift amid life
Like the barren song of a phoebe-bird,
Mourning the death of its wings.

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on Aug. 16 2010 at 12:22 pm
kiwi12 PLATINUM, Austin, Texas
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this is amazing...!!! in love with the illustrating words.

Zero_K DIAMOND said...
on Aug. 22 2009 at 6:16 pm
Zero_K DIAMOND, Moosic, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Life's no fun if you're not insane, otherwise you grow up to be an accountant." -Moi

Wow, I love this. Especially the descriptions. Thanks for your comment! It could be interpreted two ways: the way you said, or you could say that her parents died in the 9/11 attack and that's why she's alone.


SaraB. GOLD said...
on Aug. 9 2009 at 5:50 pm
SaraB. GOLD, Phoenix, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"Whatever you are, be a good one" Abraham Lincoln

I love how descriptive this is. You are a very good writer. The title and last stanza are my favorite parts :)

on Aug. 8 2009 at 11:34 am
Electricity PLATINUM, Bradenton, Florida
30 articles 0 photos 271 comments
Wow, this is deep. I like it, I really like the title. Keep writing, your really great at it. Well done, i love it!...I'm from China, but I don't live there. I am ADOPTED!! I'm from the Henen provence, from Louyang. My Chinese name is Dang xiao li....my mom changed it when I came to america.