Author: Faithless Juliet PM
Series, ongoing - religion, sexuality, narcotics, guilt, marriage, punishment, violence, destruction, fate.Rated: Fiction M - English - Poetry - Chapters: 28 - Words: 7,411 - Reviews: 128 - Favs: 9 - Updated: 07-17-06 - Published: 04-26-06 - id: 2162065
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The Mother in the Mansion
I want you to create something beautiful, she says
stiff fingers sliding up the railing of these porcelain
stairs. She cups her hands over my face - mother, why
am I not enough?
I fell asleep inside someone else once; forbidden boy
climbing the slippery cuts on my windowsill to bring
me to this place. This beauty. This surrogate mother at
She takes pills; swallows them and doves carry her sad
song to me - across the halls of this mansion, where I lay
with him. Thistle and weeds, she canvassed a wedding gown
of pearls and her son tattooed rings on me - over my eyes,
in between my thighs. I'm his now.
Daughter, is her word for me - and wife is his. I linger,
blinded by the shouts. An introduction to the morning,
and an interlude to the shadows, (his arms.) I've been
split into two formal degrees of myself. How can I love
the lost feeling of happiness?