R.J. Bevans

The Jaw Bone - Poem by R.J. Bevans


I’m verily Ashamed
And rather Saddened.
Barely Conquering.

Now to laugh or cry
At the preposterousness
Of we sweet, skipping,
Teen-chance, former hopes
How they’ve dried-
Shy the light of
Spite’s exacting honesty
(some penetrating prudence
of time.)

A real love ideal lost forever,
By I don’t know yet -
Cowardice and avoidance,

Swollen worry lips,
A frightening smile,
Cancer of the scrimp and save,
Tits in the
Air-born asses-receptive till the very end;
Inviting all and every,
“Hey baby! ”
Drunk and bald
the bar cunts with exclusively big biceps
Deep friends of mine
Kisses and Pulls
Old Cabbies
“M-mean and sc-scary.”
better than the sham of hateful youth,

Are we still Virginal? —
no to no
No to No.

Now, whose eyes are these? -colorless and languid.
And, whose breath is this? —bulimic-foul and powder-toothed.

Gosh, this is what love is?
This, this is what love turns into
We past messes it up;
Repugnancy and blame.
And no more fucking apologies.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 3, 2005

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