Monday, November 28, 2011

Red / Black / Blue

I know it stings baby,
I said, and my hand was shakin
which dint help a thing.
Oh,
what she did to you.
There's enough
fuckin skinheads,
fuckin bible beaters
fuckin corner boys
as will do this to us
any time, any day
just for holdin hands in the daylight,
without that we do it to each other
for no good damn reason at all.

What set her crazy this time, sugar?
I swear, she calls here again,
imma toss that phone in the river.
Shhh now baby,
I said don't you worry,
let her come...
Janet's at a meetin, but her
chopper's in the yard,
and that bitch that done this to you
will see it and think hard
before she ever gets near the door.

That was five years ago,
and you been gone for three.
Janet said, let's pitch that thing,
so the sofa is history
though it probly had some life left,
and the blood stains were hard to see.


a magpie tale

 

26 comments:

Brian Miller said...

hard write...hard read...

and should never happen...

hedgewitch said...

The worst cuts always come from the ones we try to love. A lot of blood under the bridge and life goes on, but some things are just wrong. And I don't mean holding hands.

HermanTurnip said...

"What set her crazy this time, sugar?
I swear, she calls here again,
imma toss that phone in the river."

I swear, it sounds as if you're channeling my emotions.

For the past few weeks I was getting calls from the local playhouse wondering if they could interest me in tickets to the current round of plays. I finally had to ask them to stop calling me. I felt bad for doing this because the lady was always so nice and courteous on the phone. But man, enough already.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Whoa!
xo jj

Brandee Shafer said...

I really just want to know where she went, and why. You were so kind.

myheartslovesongs said...

{{{shivers}}}

Doctor FTSE said...

Excellent, as usual.

Lydia said...

Holy shmoly, Shay, this is deep and biting and heartbreaking. And absolutely brilliant.

Jinksy said...

Janet's at a meetin, but her
chopper's in the yard,
and that bitch that done this to you
will see it and think hard

Loved the swing of these lines especially. ♥

Lynn said...

Wow! And quite an imagination you have there...

Trellissimo said...

Fantastic :)

Helen said...

Let's make a movie .. Cast includes Charlize Theron and Christina Ricci in lead roles. They'd do you proud.

Daryl said...

Nice ..

ellen abbott said...

whoa indeed.

when my sister was 50 she hung up from talking to our mother on the phone and then had a heart attack.

she lived and I told her she was never to speak to that woman again. ever.

TALON said...

The imagery and the voice - stellar, Shay! Gave me chills.

Kerry O'Connor said...

You have a superb narrative voice, always, and the use of colloquial language brings your character to life. Any kind of abuse is hard to stomach, but that of narrow-minded or ignorant people always leaves a bitterness on the tongue.

Carrie Burtt said...

What a powerful blow your words have here Shay....this stings and stays with you....awesome as usual!!

Shawna said...

"What set her crazy this time, sugar?
I swear, she calls here again,
imma toss that phone in the river."

Ha ha. :)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

What a strong tale you wove from the picture prompt. Good one, kiddo.

Mama Zen said...

Great telling of a story that isn't often told.

Caty said...

I agree with Lydia's comment, and this excellent write made me sad to my core.

ds said...

Wow. Just...wow.
Thank you.

Lolamouse said...

Awesome again. Love the voice you give to these people. I feel like I know them.

Kay said...

wow!!..you say things i can only whisper to the wall...xx

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Excellent!

Anna :o]

zongrik said...

blood stains hard to see -> greaet meetaphor