Tag: summer

highway 81

working at an ice cream stand on
old highway 81
the tar melting in the july sun
i’m tired and bored
you are far away
one week here, three weeks gone
tell me you’ll take me
places i’ve never been
promise me rapture and light
be my savior and i will follow you
be my guide and i will worship you
we could be angels on this earth
but only together
say you’ll never let me go
that this feeling lasts forever
i’m strung out and need your touch
offer me your heart and
i will give you my soul

highway 81

working at an ice cream stand on
old highway 81
the tar melting in the july sun
i’m tired and bored
you are far away
one week here, three weeks gone
tell me you’ll take me
places i’ve never been
promise me rapture and light
be my savior and i will follow you
be my guide and i will worship you
we could be angels on this earth
but only together
say you’ll never let me go
that this feeling lasts forever
i’m strung out and need your touch
offer me your heart and
i will give you my soul

riding in cars with boys

considering the options

i use a different approach

blank stares from across

this empty room

i try to remember what

it was i did wrong

problems swept under the rug

i go for a ride with the boys who

smell so nice and light my cigarettes

they are young, like me, hungry

almost agitated by female presence

i hold the power of a hot, humid saturday

sweaty, breathless words in the backseat

now i look through the window at the rain

and wish for something more than riding in cars

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with boys

i run downstairs and

out the door

 into the revving engine

of a translucent friend