“Paper Cookie Cups”

Caught with the hand in the till with chips

down and out spread eagle on the tilted table.

Sweet delight licked from the lips as laughter

fills the smoke-filled room of your imagination.

Red liquor drunk from paper cookie cups spilled

on satin stain the ceiling with orange-cream smoke.

Luscious ladies in lingerie deliver the jaded June

dues in ebony envelops torn at crusty corners.

Opened with a wish the paper cookie cups

reveal the raspberry-flavored writing on the wall.

 

-bb

“Flesh Stickers”

Knocker nail finger stains pocket change quarter rings.

Cuddle bear pillow threads broken hair slipper scuffles.

Needle blood flesh stickers cotton mouth pretty things.

Doctor coat pointing pens flashing lens dermal sings.

Joking friend killing trends sweater scarf winter leaves.

Needle blood flesh stickers cotton mouth pretty things.

Driving yawn mowing lawns swaying tree cutting kings.

Knee bend ankle breaks laser fate highway speeds.

Needle blood flesh stickers cotton mouth pretty things.

-bb