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Somebody Else

A lush
A hot tomato
Full of bourbon
Holding up a bar stool
Cigarette between her fingers
Manicured nails meant to kill
And I’m on a bender
And hell bent
Smoky crushed velvet
James Bond would be so proud
A jazz quartet is swinging 
To a heroin crowd
Sunglasses in the night
The brother is so cool
A nicotine queen
Is filing in between
Bartender named Lloyd
Says my money’s no good 
Drinks are on the house
They know I’ll pay in cocaine
When we slide on out the back
“What was that?” she says
“A double Jack straight up?”
No mixers for me
I’m drinking for the buzz
It takes a lot of booze to kill 
The memories of you 
And pretend I’m someone else.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 10/19/2013 7:22:00 PM
Nice flavorful poem. Imagine how distructive people are when they are attracted to wrong type of people in wrong environments.
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Stephen Kilmer
Date: 10/21/2013 6:58:00 PM
Jennifer, thank you for you comment. I appreciate you reading my work. ~Kilmer
Date: 10/18/2013 7:43:00 PM
The last three lines are poignant for me, it's like you wrote what I feel... love this
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Stephen Kilmer
Date: 10/18/2013 8:18:00 PM
Thanks Rachael. I am happy and sad at the same time. I hope that your life is better is better for I know that being someone else is no fun. ~Kilmer
Date: 10/18/2013 12:34:00 PM
This is the scene I saw at the "Sardine Can" in Vallejo!
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Stephen Kilmer
Date: 10/18/2013 7:13:00 PM
Bingo! I witnessed it in Finland. ~Kilmer
Date: 9/30/2013 4:34:00 PM
Superb imagery and content. Captivated all the way through. Awesome.
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Date: 9/24/2013 3:21:00 PM
Onetime Kalakuta Republic! Lagos.
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Stephen Kilmer
Date: 9/24/2013 6:51:00 PM
Really! Interesting. Thanks Gerald...I think! :)
Date: 9/24/2013 5:05:00 AM
Nice character sketch with similies, Stephen
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Stephen Kilmer
Date: 9/24/2013 6:52:00 PM
Thanks Dr. Mehta. You are a true scholar and gentleman. ~ Kilmer