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Six Foot Audition

Infamous girl
you sank to a grave dug with a silver spoon
infamous girl
you drag your dress across an ill fated field lit by the moon

Lure you, comfort you, f-ck you, toss you
put this cycle on repeat, spin in your own spit 

This is a damning of the innocent hearts turned noir
Bang out of your intentions, or what’s left of them anyway

The music thumps in corridors made by the misfits who mishandle your direction
Your phoenix rose into this glorious infection

Infamous girl
you rang the bells at your own funeral
the parlor was set, the flowers arranged, but everyone showed up in white

They smiled at the tint of your skin
they reveled in the story of your sin

No one talks about the whore after she’s been buried underneath
six feet of earth and concrete
They remember the scabs and fancy footwork you used to get there

The past has been erased, the bobby pins and the pigtails in your hair 
The past has been deleted for knee high boots slouched against a strangers chair
the blips of actions before you ceased are the talk of the town
of why you aren’t spreading your filth since you’re resting in the ground

Copyright © Martin Graham

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  1. Date: 1/6/2010 1:14:00 AM
    hey its nice to hear something that is not all rosy roses nice

  1. Date: 12/31/2009 3:35:00 PM
    ~~Martin~~Now you are winding down your year (2009 ) of sharing your amazing poetry with us here at PoetrySoup. As you begin your New Year (2010 ) I wish you the best with your writing endeavors whatever they may be. I wish you good health, all the love your heart can take and peace in your life. Love and blessings to you and yours now and always, Carol