One of Those Girls (Written 8/1/2009)

 Photo credit  Michal Marcol , Freedigitalphotos.net

Photo credit Michal Marcol, Freedigitalphotos.net

Originally posted January 27, 2012

One of Those Girls

(written 8/1/2009)

 

I am afraid

Afraid of losing you

To the Pretty Young Things

With straight blond hair

Slender white thighs

Girls eating ice cream

And playing volleyball

Paragons of petite perfection

In their pink sunglasses

Fierce acrylics

And cherry red lipstick

(Canine teeth flashing)

 

I am not One of Those Girls

No, I have loved too much

My heart, a menagerie

Of shattered glass

My unicorn horn

Super-glued back on

One too many times

And yet…somehow…

Your perfect hands

Continue to collect

My 1001 colors

Like shells in the sand

 

That doesn’t mean

I am not afraid

Afraid of losing you

To the Pretty Young Things

With straight blonde hair

And slender white thighs

Teasing lollipops

With their tongues

Playing volleyball

In the sun

Blissfully ignorant

To their ephemeral beauty