Friday, July 20, 2012

Walking out the door

What She Was Wearing

this is my suicide dress
she told him
I only wear it on days
when I'm afraid
I might kill myself
if I don't wear it

you've been wearing it
every day since we met he said

and these are my arson gloves

so you don't set fire to something?
he asked


and this is my terrorism lipstick
my assault and battery eyeliner
my armed robbery boots

I'd like to undress you he said
but would that make me an accomplice?

and today she said I'm wearing
my infidelity underwear
so don't get any ideas

and she put on her nervous breakdown hat
and walked out the door

Denver Butson, Illegible Address


  1. I am going to share this today. Thanks.

  2. Good one. And I like the photo with it.

  3. i'm feeling quite intellectual now - because I have read that poem before (or heard Garrison Keillor read it on the radio) - I love love love it

  4. This rocks! Thank you so much.

  5. brilliant post title, photo and poem.



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