Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 10/17/22

A New Indulgence

She tells me
she has a negative
self image while
looking in mirror.

A model
unlike her photos I
wonder how revealing
what she says is.

No questions
is her mantra
telling me she has no past.

To find the
ephemeral as our bodies
touch for keeps.

During sex
“go deep inside me
leave scars,”
she whispers.

Repeated over
lost days that scan
like fast forwarded images
hinting of progress.

As we grow closer
our lapsed boundaries
forgotten behind us.

Until a used syringe
I find in her purse
ends everything.

©2022 Rp Verlaine All rights reserved.

Rp Verlaine

Rp Verlaine lives and writes in New York City. He has an MFA in creative writing from City College and taught English in New York public schools until he retired. He has several collections of poetry including Damaged by Dames & Drinking (2017), Femme Fatales Movie Starlets & Rockers (2018), and Lies From The Autobiography 1-3 (2018-2020).


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