R K Summers

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Alone in a dark room
A figure sits
A woman
A girl
Bedraggled hair
White face
Red lips
Arms crossed over her chest
Clasping each shoulder
As though afraid to touch
One hand shakes
All she can hear is
Razor blades over a violin
Her hair is wrinkled
Like her lips
Chapped and red
She’s not in pain
She giggles
Looks up
Dark eyes
Circled in black
Sunken like pits
Hair, so pale,
It could be green
Dress of purple
Her arms unfold
Her smile widens
Into Glaswegian
She runs her tongue
Across her teeth
Like she’s hungry
“Smile, much? ”
She’ll giggle
As she unveils a knife

Submitted: Tuesday, July 13, 2010

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