Thursday, August 16, 2012

Vamps

The beauty of it, honey,
Is that we don't know what we're doing.

We're like 1916 silent movie queens--
Stars of a medium too new to have any stock scenes.

Let me cake on the raccoon eyes and vamp--
You drive the open-top car, and we'll both wear enormous wide-brimmed hats.

We might be speaking Russian--
The silents keep it hid;
We can never say the wrong thing, honey,
Nor confess it if we did.
_______

12 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Sigh. I so love this.

TexWisGirl said...

wouldn't it be great to never be able to say the wrong thing and just look 'beautiful'? :)

hedgewitch said...

Maybe it *is* all a silent movie--gestures larger than life, pale under make up, ever innocent in the midst of being so jaded, and you really don't need a script, just move your lips and look sultry. This is a nice one to put under my pillow tonight, Shay.

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Mama Zen said...

Oh, wow!

myheartslovesongs.com said...

LOVIN' those last two lines especially!

Sioux said...

I love "cake on the raccoon eyes," along with the comparison to the silent film era.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Ooooh! How luscious and glamorous and sultry! I love it.

Mary said...

Love the character you created to speak these words. Give me a fan!!!

Lynn said...

Short and sweet!

Susan said...

So Young!? Not to know! O!
"We're like 1916 silent movie queens--
Stars of a medium too new to have any stock scenes."

Do you suppose this is how they numb themselves into performing--or into thinking that they can stay innocent if they pretend . . . or are you thinking vampires? I think you mean "vamp" as in "A woman who uses sexual attraction to exploit men." "the Beauty of it" whew.

flipside records said...

This reminds me of Thelma and Louise. :)

Awesome ending:
"We can never say the wrong thing, honey,
Nor confess it if we did."

I love "the silents keep" as opposed to "the silence keeps." Totally different meaning, but still ... not something just any writer could come up with.