|the crack whore
at the grocery store.
started smoking a little on the weekends
then a pinch
and another pinch
and she was being dispatched
to various motels
by a man named ray-ray
who paid her
in just enough crack
to keep her viable.
she takes ambien
to sleep at night
to function during the day.
she's out of both
at the moment
having been shipped
to a halfway house
in des moines iowa
by the federal bureau
i'd like to
give her a hug
tell her everything
will be ok.
but that kind of
would get me fired.
back against the wall,
taking her picture.
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You're a beautiful soul to write something like this. So sad. :-(
L's 28-40 are heartwrenchingly perfect. Good work! :-)
How sad and beautiful at the same time. Excellent telling.
I would love to see the ending as, "taking her picture as gently as I can." As if even the flash will wound her.
I agree with Starr and Isabelle, this is both beautiful and sad. Very well written, displaying the compassionate soul of the author.
You guys are nuts when he is objectifying women in his other poems what do u say then
As long as he writes it well, does it matter?
Exactly aesthetics trumps morality
This is poetry. If Justin were out humping women and posting videos, I wouldn't be watching. It's not a morality issue for me, it's reading poetry.
Stunning, grabs you and pulls you briefly into her world.
I really enjoyed your use of human decency and the picture of this woman looking like any other woman
i don't think you need so many run-on-lines to put emotion across.
A story, not a poem.
Good one, though.
i like this... A LOT. um. wow. thank you for posting
This is a lovely portrait of both the crackhead and the narrator.
Awesome....All I can say..
Get a life - smoke a herbal cigarette from a thrift shop and blow some smooth poetry rather than this sullied work
This is the perfect precursor to the poem "Body Cavity" by Ross Martin
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