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Beatrice always knows best

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Beatrice always knows best

She cracked a sigh in his direction
That undeveloped humor in her stripped him bear of all feeling
She liked to sneak a dig of guilt into his ego
It slipped in traveled to his groin and pierced straight through
He is, obviously, wrong again
Wrong, wrong, wrong
That looks on his face of failing and falling
Heightened her
Over the years pieces of him had cracked off and fallen on to the floor
She’d collected them and held them for ransom
Kept them in her Louis Vuitton
She had so little guilty pleasures in life
That ransoming his feelings had become the intimate test of her strength
Versus his weakness... and he was weak
Power be, the strong woman
She can weep for her own survival
Or slice chunks with her goddess like Justice
The shoes and bag match the boots
Her nails are shiny, like her make up
Her man looks like a stuffing-less doll
She uses the stuffing to heat her wasteland

Poor Bob
He has the right name
As she holds him under the water and suffocates him once more
Then caresses him gently as he rises for air
Forgiving him for all he did (whatever it was that wasn't quite up to her expectations)
With her generous heart
It knows how to squeeze the life out of a beautiful bird of prey
Get out the cloth dear and wipe the table again?
There are still streaks on it.

He would leave
But he doesn’t have enough stuffing to walk away now
But he dreams nightly of ramming the little he has left, down her throat.

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  1. Date: 4/29/2013 5:43:00 PM
    Loved this. Cleaver, dark humour, insightful and a terrific ending all so cleaverly pieced together showing the sadness and greed that is all to common in todays society.

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 3:25:00 PM
    WOW. Powerful and unfortunately I think I know a woman like the ending... also love the imagery of the stuffing-less doll. Excellent

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 1:11:00 PM
    My 1st time reading your work! My goodness. This was absolutely incredible! Extremely vivid & fierce. I like it!