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What I should have said then

What I should have said then

when I couldn’t say anything

somehow my tongue

too tired from kneeling beneath 

as you showered in your glory

built myself into silence

slap by slap, brick, mortar, spit

learned by being told

what is the purpose of YOUR voice?

what worth do YOU possess?

Imprint by the imprisonment of conflation

 

you dictate your terms

do it because it will please me

do it because I tell you to

opening up places thought involate

for your greed of sin, my loss of self

one night you said

that’s why they called you Candy

you are my favorite sweet in the box

sticky like melting toffee

now get on all fours

and my obedience became my shame

wondering

what really stopped me bolting from stable door?

the lock? the key? the strange way disapproval becomes yoke?

 

what I should have said then

no

I’m not interested in violation

debasement

being your sex toy, staring in cheap reenactment

spreading myself like jam for your ugly glory

I’m not the girl you thought I was

acquiescent

silenced by faulty beliefs

incapable of much

too young to know better

grown in the dark without succor

I’m a fire bird

touch me and you will burn

 

what I should have said then

make your own porn

fill your own holes

blow up some rubber, get it on with yourself

but not with me

I’m not made in Japan, pink and plastic

I’m not a girl in knee highs, ready to blow and suck

I’m a woman

almost

and you

you’re just a pimple faced boy

who thinks too much of himself

wanking in the afternoon to full lipped songs

 

what I should have done then

is walk backwards

down the street of my fate

hand on my stomach

fingers in my mouth

hair over my eyes

not watching endings or beginnings

until I walked past the moment

we ever met

and kept walking back

toward the sun rising in the east

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10 thoughts on “What I should have said then

  1. If only we could go back with all the right things to say…but maybe we wouldn’t say them, or we would, but there would be more replies that we hadn’t bargained for. Just move on, draw a line and don’t go there again.

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  2. The firebird is strong within you sister.

    These lines got me sad:

    what I should have said then

    make your own porn

    fill your own holes

    blow up some rubber, get it on with yourself

    but not with me

    I’m not made in Japan, pink and plastic

    I’m not a girl in knee highs, ready to blow and suck

    I’m a woman

    almost

    and you

    you’re just a pimple faced boy

    who thinks too much of himself

    wanking in the afternoon to full lipped songs

    You are a warrior and a fighter. In fact, you are my wonder woman.

    No man should ever shame or treat a woman like this.

    If I have to fight to stop this evil of men, I’ll fight along side you forever.

    My favorite poem by you sis…its everything raw, emotional, and honest.

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