marlboro lights and starry nights.

by Kimberly Bauer

I waltzed into this trial with blind eyes
The sweetest smile and naive ambition.
A cigarette and greygoose pressed to my lips
like a girl on a mission.

And then hit the recession.
The depression of all free things.
Then hit the identity of the one you hold above me.
that truth broke my pretty wings.

"the first cut is the deepest"
especially when the knife never leaves.
Pressed behind me not so gently
A reminder to never sleep .

I trust I can figure this life thing out
With high heels and stubborn purpose.
The sky will soon be everclear
I'll soon be flying once again.


Posted on 12/28/2009
Copyright © 2020 Kimberly Bauer

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Joe Cramer on 12/30/09 at 04:52 AM

... wonderful.....

Posted by Scott Utley on 12/29/10 at 07:07 PM

Love it ... you paint like Carravagio.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 05/14/17 at 02:16 PM

I really enjoyed the imagery in this. Congrats on POTD!

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