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April PAD Challenge — Day One

April 1, 2015

Prompt: Write a resistance poem.

Snake Charmer

You sold your charms
on street corners
between the Shop-in-Stops
and liquor stores
laced your words with cocaine
your “c’mere baby”
and “you sho es fine, momma”
snorted up my ears

I was flattered once
by your come-ons
danced to your hip-hop groves
poured my heart out
over your whiskey-ladden blues
’til I tumbled with you
into week-old sheets
on the seedy side of town

I bore all for you
’til your fist
screamed against my cheek
a bloodied tirade of knees
ground into my back
your “shut up bitch!”
and “fuck you whore!”
etched into my mind

My tear-stained worth
now beaten into pleas–
how do I resist you?

Β©April 2015, Lori Carlson

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7 Comments
  1. Reblogged this on Annette's place and commented:
    Here is one of Lori’s Poems….enjoy and go and give here some love!

    • Thank you for the reblog hun πŸ™‚ I do appreciate it xoxox

      • Your welcome! My pleasure I really wanted my followers to get sneak peek at your writing. I don’t do much fiction or poetry so you balance my blog well. Xoxo I am going to store now. I have all a to z covered now Yahoo is real interesting. Anyway ttyl love ya

      • I appreciate it.. you should write some fiction.. I think you would be good at it. πŸ™‚ TTYL

      • hahahahaha It terrifies me because I can’t do dialogue for shit…lol and proper sentence structure stuff like that

      • Ah, well the only way to learn how is to study how others do it and try yourself.. keep trying until you perfect the skills πŸ™‚

      • True and will do! Xoxo

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