The richest girl in town. (fightingwords) wrote,
The richest girl in town.
fightingwords

The Wrecking Ball.

One, two, three. One, two, three.

First a fugue, then a waltz,
finally tarantella: ten musicians playing
ten different songs at the same time.

Taffeta and lace spinning through the air:
she flies about under her own power,
but she's out of control.

Each handhold a heavy leash of steel:
metallic elastic stretched at full velocity
snaps, reeling her back in again.

The impending impact: a smack of iron
against brick, breasts against chest,
all atoms smashing to the beat, a crescendo.

A deafening death: destruction dances
in a 125-pound body, a nuclear holocaust
clothed in skin, hair like a hundred fuses lit.

One, two, three. One, two, three. Three, two, one--
Subscribe

  • My tweets

    Sat, 21:36: RT @ nhannahjones: If only I’d done penetrating journalism like, Special Report: Santa is White. Sat, 21:50: RT @ clairecmc:…

  • My tweets

    Fri, 16:41: The world’s most awkward dog. And spouse. @ Ghost Town, Oakland, California https://t.co/anngYEzdiQ Fri, 17:06: Listening the…

  • My tweets

    Thu, 16:44: I just realized I haven't been listening to @ NPRCodeSwitch every week like I usually do because I'm in some kinda denial about @…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 3 comments