|Death By Tap Shoes & Cigarettes
Author: A Perfect Sonnet PM
Poet Girl is obsessed with two things: poetry and Jazz Boy. When they run away to Kansas City in search of Bohemia and a way out of the Midwest, will they find it? Or will the boy who sold his soul to the devil for a pair of drum sticks get in their way?Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 9 - Words: 8,441 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 01-06-09 - Published: 12-11-04 - id: 1780540
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(Death By Tap Shoes & Cigarettes)
(Prologue V)(Preservation Of An Atlas)
The future was a complexity we didn't often
care for, as we inhaled radio static
and braided our tongues
into promises and swears.
We were a mess
of manufactured fingertips that thought
distance was the space between our bodies
when breathing each others
exhaled oxygen wasn't enough.
Our concept of sustenance had always been
questionable — or so we were told by the mouths
of a flammable culture that said,
"the only way to fix something
is to tell it to stop."
But how could we? When
this was the closest we'd ever come
to mapping our thoughts.