Haunted… She And He

She bleeds.
Cardigan sweater green.
Shot gun chin.
never too late for
“not again.”

Sun burnt scars
Bullet proof stars.
Smells of sin and
gin again.

Dead veins, in hope
Shallow and vain.
Tin foil squares mark the day.
Sold, swollen but not alone.

Together. She and he.
Bored, broken and haunted.
No lies.
No shame.
No hope.
Just love in the dark and holding hands.

© Carlson, 2015


Her Stars

I’ll be sitting here drunk
but beautiful.
Catch me while Im in love again
but truthful.

Sell me all your luck,
and I’ll shoot you full of lies
Don’t you want it all
Tell me all you want.

I only have one heart to give
Forever always falls
from the skies.
Can I have another drink? She said.

Full of fairy tales and gin.
She tossles her hair but
frowns again.
Never always wins…

She said…

© Carlson, 2015