Thursday, September 2, 2010

Ode To A Straight Girl

Yes Darling,

I have no doubt...

A bite of apple is enough to sustain you.

Set it there,

On the five dollar mag you feign reading.

You're such a pretentious bitch,

And no one looks more fetching in vintage white than you.

Let the church call,

I'll tell them the apple can't be had at any price;

Since the perfection of your lips,

The touch of your teeth,

It has been rattling off the most enchanting gibberish

Like a saint in extremity

Backwards and in French.



La-de-da, Your Highness.

Let me light you another reeking cigarette

Until you are nothing but a gorgeous, noxious cloud

With a different Moses for every day of the week, worshipping at your tapping feet.

It's only the speed.

Who, darling, enables you the way I do?

Who listens to your fantastic bullshit until dawn?

Who kicks the men out when you tire of them?

Who stalls the devil, downstairs in the vestibule?

I am your apple,

My poisonous beauty;

Until you bite my flushed skin

Absently sucking until I tremble and flutter,

Not strong enough to deny you

Even as you throw away the core.

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for Magpie 30

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46 comments:

Eric Alder said...

This is funny in odd ways, with an undertone of hatred. I dig it!

Riot Kitty said...

Reminds me of Anne Rice. The writing, I mean.

Caty said...

It actually reminded me of the movie with Katherine zeta jones and Julia Roberts...I can't remember the name...but it reminds me of their relationship in that movie. Great writing as usual :)

rebecca said...

This was hot. I think I need a cigarette =) Seriously, your writing is original and unbelievably stupendous....loved it

Caty said...

It actually reminded me of the movie with Katherine zeta jones and Julia Roberts...I can't remember the name...but it reminds me of their relationship in that movie. Great writing as usual :)

rebecca said...

This was hot. I think I need a cigarette =) Seriously, your writing is original and unbelievably stupendous....loved it

Senorita said...

You are so naughty ! Me likey ! The way you refered to the girl in the poem as a "pretentious bitch" kinda sounded like a compliment.

Scarlet Ily said...

She's a poisonous beauty AND a pretentious bitch...a winning combination!

Chica, you make forbidden fruit sound so juicy! ;)

Moon :) said...

Such a funny write. ! loved it:))
pretentious bitch ! ha ha.

TALON said...

"Backwards and in French" -
oh là là or should that be là là oh? Attitude with a CAPITAL A~!

This is just how I imagine a forbidden fruit to act.

Loved it, Shay!

(and this is my second attempt to post a comment. Google is hating on me right now so I hope this works!)

signed...bkm said...

do not know if I should take up smoking or give up apples after reading this....maybe just stop believing in fairytales...Great Write...bkm

moondustwriter said...

she's a fake
says one thing and lives another
be who you are and love it!!!

That rankles me

have I said this before? We get along cuz we are Gemini ( I probably forget cuz I'm gem)crazy, zany, break the rules...
gotta love em

moonie smiles

faye said...

Funny, I think I know that
pretentious bitch.

Lynn said...

Forbidden fruit, exactly.

Lydia said...

Holy shmoly, what a ripe romp this was. I couldn't write anything this clever ever ever.

Jinksy said...

You certainly ate this prompt down to the core... :)

Bloggin'withAmanda said...

My gosh that was an amazing read!I could feel the tension... wow I have to go read it again there is so much depth to it, so many layers.

Carrie Burtt said...

Shay you sure have a way of nicely doing naughty....you have your very own amazing style. Wonderful Magpie! :-)

mac said...

Now, I want to have an apple for lunch ;-)

The straight girl just doesn't know !

Helen said...

I've read this several times ... will come back for more! So full of emotion you can reach out and touch.

Mama Zen said...

This is gorgeous and intense.

Lane Savant said...

The seeds of an apple contain cyanide.

Templeton's fury said...

amazing

Brian Miller said...

nice shay...love the rampant pace of this...the intensity...perhaps feeling a bit used by the old bird eh?

ninotaziz said...

Who, darling, enables you the way I do?

Loved the pace and tumbling words of wit, love and hate !

Claudia said...

oh - la - la - don't know what to say
…it's only the speed…
great magpie shay

kathew said...

ouch-bitingly written.

Sarah said...

oohhh...excellent.

Jingle said...

superb tale!

emily wierenga said...

not strong enough to deny you...

brilliant.

Kay said...

apples can do that?

hmph.

must be why the doctors recommend it.

willow said...

Ooo...this one has quite a delicious bite to it. I love-love "like a saint in extremity backwards and in French" and "different Moses for every day of the week".

Tumblewords: said...

Beautifully biting commentary!

Angie Muresan said...

Hot stuff indeed! You got that love-hate relationship down so well.

Reflections said...

So many layers of tension... all from the simple bite of an apple.

Well written.

PattiKen said...

Well done. Did you see the play Evita? This sounds like the Che Guevara character talking to Eva Peron, scorn dripping from his lips.

I loved these lines:

It has been rattling off the most enchanting gibberish/Like a saint in extremity/Backwards and in French.

ds said...

Whew!I'd say she's someone who knows her stilettos (and not just shoes). So well done...thank you.

Abhilasha-The Desire said...

Oooohhh.. loved the hatred in your piece.. what emotions and what passion.. wonderful and a very powerful mag !!!

Mojo said...

Lotta anger in there hon'. Is this pretentious bitch the same one staring out Jocelyn's window?

kavisionz said...

Ahaa.. bitter and dark! Or was it green??
Whatever it was, I enjoyed the read!
Spoken like a TRUE (rejected) apple!!

Summa of hypocritical peeps need to read this!!
Good one, Shay!

Shari Sunday said...

Wow! I had to come back and read this again. Sensual and bitingly funny. Good job!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

You have created a relationship between heart and object in a most delectable way. Really enjoyable.

CJ xx

penelopephoebe said...

Came back to read another and found this multi layered, hot little number. This rocks!

Shawna said...

Ouch on that last line. It's painful to be cored.

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Buddah Moskowitz said...

"Like a saint in extremity
Backwards and in French.
La-de-da, Your Highness.
Let me light you another reeking cigarette
Until you are nothing but a gorgeous, noxious cloud"

Honey you got talent to spare, so send me some, don't be such a selfish! I could use some of this talent! You're exquisite, lady!

Mary Jane Bane said...

just brilliant