“20 Stories” by L. K. Thayer

below the underbelly of the stretched cat winter
claws scratch what has unraveled in the tangle
of deception, sticky on your fork tongue
I watch as you slink back into your lair
waiting for the next pawn to suckle dry

your crumbs I am no longer hungry for
they don’t satisfy my well of discontentedness
your couch no longer swallows my every cell
I gasp for air in your billowing tented ego

I dangled on your charm bracelet
I dreamt of your crooked smile
I fell twenty stories to an untimely death
from our penthouse love affair

exclusion is a crushing blow

L. K. Thayer

Photo by VC Ferry

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© 2010

“An Apple For Teacher” by L. K. Thayer

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an apple for teacher

who had a big secret

(we loved his magic)

and knew all along
how his ‘evil’ lurked
through the shower doors

it was swept aside

one, two, three
one, two, three

like a ballet

with the leaves and the dust
goblins spewing their
angry dirt– forth

innocent young boys creeping

in and out

he was the warlock
the vigilante of theatrical
nuance, the blood sucker

with

a tinge
of fine distinction.
he had a black Victorian house
oh so enviable

so ‘Tennessee Williams.’

he was a genius, a deviant,
a mad perpetrator of wrong doing,

but it was the theatre

dahling,
and it felt oh,

so harmless then…

until they kick

the chair away

and you’re left

hanging

and the theatre

goes dark

L. K. Thayer

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© 2009

“Frozen” by L. K. Thayer

I am blue
in a pink paisley
playground
I have run amok
and I am
run
down
I’m a high rise
with lots of
short
stories
and
I want out of
this cheap suit
that no
longer
suits me

I’m tired of this
thin fabrication
unraveling
and hiding
like lint
in my navel

my wind shield
needs
washing
my leverage is
slipping
and the wolf is
snarling
at my heels

my mind is in
shrink wrap
groping for
zip-lock
at a
Tupperware
party

my freshness
is
frozen
and winter
is

falling

L. K. Thayer

Photo by VC Ferry

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© 2009