Tuesday, September 13, 2022

No Chaser

She's a
lethal cocktail
Of beauty, rancor
daunting dark
landscapes
for eyes
to lose one's self in.
 
Whatever else
is written in
the Devils shorthand
script her flesh
even once up close
will leave permanent as if
a tattoo or lethal wine
to course toxic like
in your veins until
she vanishes .
 
Or so you think
until traces of her
remain in thoughts
and concurrent
nightmares.
 
A transfusion
will be/you think
a less dangerous girl.
Who goes to church 
religiously, you'll find
eventually, to seduce
married men with
smiles at first until
yes, their
money or luck
runs out.


Rp Verlaine lives in New York City. He has an MFA in creative writing from City College. He taught in New York Public schools for many years. His first volume of poetry- Damaged by Dames & Drinking was published in 2017 and another – Femme Fatales Movie Starlets & Rockers in 2018. A set of three e-books titled Lies From The Autobiography vol 1-3 were published from 2018 to 2020. His newest book, Imagined Indecencies, was published in February of 2022.