4 Days Until Release

So I was planning on doing a seven-day countdown to my book launch, but I realized I don’t know how to count, which means it’s now a six-day countdown to my book launch, which is a weird number to count down from, but hey… it’s a weird book! And you’re a weird person! And it’s a weird world.

This poem is written from the perspective of a young woman going out with her friends for a night out. One of my favorite things about writing and about life itself is looking at the world through the lens of somebody else. We all have unique perspectives about the world, and trying to tap into one which isn’t my own is always a fun challenge when it comes to writing. It’s also an incredibly useful exercise and goes a long way towards understanding humanity and becoming a more empathetic person. I think we could all try and ask ourselves “what would it be like to be this person?” more often. I think if we do that, we’ll find that we have more in common than we think.

 

A Night Out

Her boisterous blasphemy beckons from

the balcony, inviting me upstairs

to join in social alcoholism

before the group goes out to drink           despair

delayed another day   recharging    for

the morning. Sunday’s redemption can wait

because tonight we’re destined to ignore

our conscience     focusing on alternate

advancements, like that creep in the corner

concentrating intently on my tits

his leering eyes slowly growing bigger

as sweat begins to gather on his pits.

 

He looks across           and blows over a kiss

but he will never get a piece of this.

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15 Comments

      1. Nothing bad!
        The picture of the guy on the toilet made me laugh when I read the word “release” 😉
        But that might be just non native English type of humor.

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      2. Well, I am all up for supporting artist here on WP who I enjoy.
        I see too many people talking about what they would like to become, but they never do the actual work.

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      3. No haha. I am on a social media rehab 😉 I re-tried instagram for a while, but only to look at cute dogs! But deleted it again.

        I decided to stick to old school emailing in order to be updated by what’s going in the world 😉

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      4. No haha. I am on a social media rehab 😉 I re-tried instagram for a while, but only to look at cute dogs! But deleted it again.
        I decided to stick to old school emailing in order to be updated by what’s going in the world

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