Wednesday, May 20, 2009


crack my head on the
radio banging
to your songs

bleed on the floorboard
and if I could see your face
in the windshield

I'd smash it too
remembering my face
in your lap in the car

driving drunk laughing
at my 80's music
singing out the window
"you give love a bad name!"

and you told me,
"God brought us together,"
(and that you'd date other people)

to manipulate: to handle or control,
typically in a skillful manner,
yes, skillful

then she moved in to your
house in the suburbs
that looks like all the
other houses on your street

next to the highway,
and you make love to her
to the sound
of the cars


Gerry Boyd said...

good rant!

Nathan said...

This is fantastic. I love the turn with "I'd smash it too."

RachelW said...

Yuck, who hasn't had one of those...

Beryl Singleton Bissell said...

Full of fire and yes, rant.

Misty said...

full of emotion... good one holly

christine said...

A well-written poem, Holly. I wouldn't call it a rant, though. It's angry, and full of hurt. Great imagery.

Julie said...

A very good poem, Holly. I can feel the hurt in the pit of my stomach. I think a lot of people can relate to the feelings.

holly said...

thanks for all of your comments...I'm still in my own world a bit...sorry!