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i used to be sad

by Ginette T Belle

"now i'm just bored with you"
he says
droning with the melody
a hook through my flesh
not even a scratch

and i agree with him
those boys
now in boxes
can't see for the dust
who used to tease our lust
confusing everything for love
even banana lattes in the morning
seemed to bring orgasmic pleasure

and back home in fantasy land
in the quiet of my urban red sheets
i giggle at the insanity
that i felt and was powerless

now i just drink green tea
and pray that i'm not dead

12/10/2003

Author's Note: this is inspired by a ryan adams song called "burning photographs"

Posted on 12/10/2003
Copyright © 2020 Ginette T Belle

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Max Bouillet on 12/10/03 at 10:05 PM

Exquisite poem with loads of emotion-laden imagery. "now i just drink green tea and pray that i'm not dead" fantastic ending that really leaves an impression! :)

Posted by Britt Zimmerman on 12/10/03 at 11:20 PM

I agree with max, the last 2 lines are a stab in the heart. Very nice and full of emotion! LOVE IT :)

Posted by John Ilotan on 12/10/03 at 11:24 PM

Not only is the ending poignant and sharp, the title flows into the first stanza to capture the readers attention. Gripping and heartfelt. Excellent work.

Posted by Don Coffman on 12/12/03 at 08:58 AM

Really interesting and nicely done, and yet another thumbs up for those closing lines, it's a strong ending. There's a somewhat disjointed feeling to it in the first stanza and the first few lines of the second, though I think it's an interesting effect for the subject.

Posted by Kristine Briese on 12/16/03 at 07:56 PM

Fantastic impact, especially at the end.

Posted by Richard Trotter on 12/17/03 at 11:49 PM

a great read that captures a lot of poignant emotion. i will have to listen to the song, as I am a fan of Ryan Adams:)

Posted by Nadia Gilbert Kent on 12/24/03 at 07:33 AM

This was found to be quite loveable indeed.

Posted by Alison McKenzie on 01/10/04 at 05:04 PM

I've read a couple of your poems now, and you seem to have this wonderful way of capturing one or two nano-seconds in a lifetime and building an entire picutre of them!!! I am really enjoying reading your work!!!

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