Author: Quirin PM
a queen of hearts and her sorry twinRated: Fiction K - English - Words: 64 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10-05-08 - id: 2580482
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He is granite and the sludge of rum,
gutter slums and gums;
gun metal slush
crenellated into castle walls.
She smirks, smokes his fury like a cigarette
smog collapsing in like lungs
coils into chain link.
We tangle, uselessly, brokenly;
a queen of hearts and her sorry twin
twined into creaking metaphor.
I—torn from ruddy throats,
raw and blinking cleanly—