poetry critical

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Random Poem:

my first hooker
unknown

mike klausen
 1
pocketed
 2
our five dollar bills
 3
and
 4
told us to sit down
 5
on a couch
 6
in his trailer.
 7
 
 
guns and roses
 8
blared
 9
over the stereo.
 10
 
 
his sister barbie
 11
came out
 12
in a beach towel.
 13
 
 
she was twenty
 14
maybe thirty.
 15
 
 
we were
 16
ten.
 17
 
 
the towel
 18
hit the floor.
 19
 
 
her thighs were plastered
 20
with spider veins
 21
and
 22
small open wounds
 23
crisscrossed
 24
her arms.
 25
 
 
she came closer,
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swaying her hips
 27
like a tranced
 28
cobra.
 29
 
 
my stomach turned
 30
like it did that day
 31
i saw the retarded woman
 32
tip her wheelchair
 33
over the curb
 34
in front of the grocery store
 35
and spurt blood
 36
into her eyes.
 37
 
 
a white string
 38
dangled
 39
between her legs.
 40
 
 
jay asked her
 41
what it was.
 42
 
 
she laughed
 43
and slurred
 44
go ahead
 45
and pull it.
 46
 
 
he wrapped it
 47
around his finger
 48
and tugged.
 49
 
 
then
 50
he shoved it
 51
under my nose
 52
and
 53
 
 
i
 54
passed out.
 55
 
 
does that
 56
satiate your
 57
curiosity?
 58
 
 
i've had to ask every woman
 59
in my life
 60
after refusing to dick them
 61
during their monthlies.
 62

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