“As Girlfriend’s Do” by L. K. Thayer

Photo by VC Ferry

Photo by VC Ferry

I thought of you this moment…
I rarely do, I have better things to
tend to now.
We were notorious young ingenue
outlaws, we played a mean game of
Scrabble remember? Inviting boys over

for some wordplay.
Shooting pool at The Corner Pocket on
Sunset Blvd. Carousing with the best
and the worst of them. The riff- raff
misfits and renegades.

I found a way to misfit in.

I liked when you played your piano and sang
“Desperado” it was sad and lovely
and sad.
We had buckets of fun before you would
turn into ‘Ms. Hyde’ about twice a week, it
got to be, before your hateful
hissing venom spitting fork tongue
bit me through the slow gin fizzes.
We laughed and gorged and purged
up a thunderstorm. Flailing across country
in a black-out, landing in a jail cell in Banning.
You drove. You were always in the driver seat.
I rode shotgun and handed you my I.D.
I hated loving you, my wildebeest
bad girl, partner in ‘drama queen’ crime.

Try saying that 3 times sober…
Our tiaras tilted, our crowns cut like
thorns on roses.

We bled together as girlfriends do.

L. K. Thayer

All Rights Reserved

© 2009


  1. Jaymie · October 27, 2009

    Wow, might be the first time I really thought I might want to relive my youth. “Tiaras tilted…bled together” amazing!

  2. blissbait · October 28, 2009

    movie, a lifetime
    placing pieces in a row
    deepest love still here

    This is gorgeous and took me so many places. Each line tugged at a different strong emotion in me…and leaves me wondering why I only went that deep with the boys…who bleed, but not in the same way. Hmmmm.

    Thank You and Namaste.

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