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    It wasn't me Jerrybaldy's Avatar
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    Morning

    She’s eating
    Cheese and tomato
    I can see the yellow of extra mature
    The blood red tomato skin
    The white of her teeth
    The gloss of her lips
    And the words leaving her mouth
    Tripping over her lips
    Buzzing the chrome toaster
    Whirling in the kettle steam
    Splatting on the window
    ‘B itch’
    And ‘I said’ and ‘ she said’
    A cherry tomato explodes between her lips
    Peppering the room with shrapnel
    Pips
    It’s raining outside
    Her teeth are yellow
    Her gum disease bleeds red
    The cheese has blue veins
    The fridge is buzzing
    It may be full of flies
    Tomato juice is beading on my nose
    The rain becomes hail
    Tapping to come in
    I cut a ham joint
    It looks like human flesh
    Needs mustard
    She flicks her hair
    And snowy flakes land on her
    Self harmed arms
    Still uncleansed
    She swallows
    I watch her neck contract
    And the bolus reach her breasts
    Her teeth are red
    Ablaze with her nipples
    Her belly is yellow
    And her hair to her navel
    Is as black as the sky outside
    I wink and smile
    Talk about Sheila and Sharon
    Put cardboard in the cardboard bin
    Bottles in the bottle bin
    People in the people bin
    Still she talks.
    Last edited by Jerrybaldy; 04-09-2018 at 07:08 PM.

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    "A cherry tomato explodes between her lips
    Peppering the room with shrapnel
    Pips"

    Love it! Nice one JB

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    "People in the people bin" (lol)

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
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    Still, on a chalk plateau Bar22do's Avatar
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    Hey Jer. (like Jer.usalem!)! Do you remember me a bit???

    in this poem, her teeth (from white to yellow to red) are the illustration of her rapid decay... and qualification for the adequate bin... no redemption for an abused (self harmed arms)...?
    I missed this corner a lot, hope to pop in more again, be it only to read disturbing (=strong, interpelling) poems like yours!!! Thank you!

    Have a bright day! Best regards to all and especially to our old friends!

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    Really loved this poem, Jerry.... Great descriptions!
    Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty
    ~Albert Einstein

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    It wasn't me Jerrybaldy's Avatar
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    Thanks all for taking time. Of course I remember you Bar you Numpty. Good to hear from you x

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