Posted by: Devin | December 5, 2012

Two Birds in Neon

Bird with rusted wings

            perches on a lamppost

            over a suspicious bar

A nervous bird

            plucking its own feathers

Watching a lady in her 40’s

            try to stand straight on broken heels

With runs in her stockings

Mascara in her eyes

And more booze than blood

            pumping through her veins

She tries not to look suspicious

Tries to look like she belongs

But she sticks out

            with darting glances

            like she’s expecting the world’s end

And her nails keep scratching

            at her bare arms

As she fights to keep her cool

And struggles to find enough

            courage to survive the night

To feel something

Some dim reminder

That she is still alive


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