Monday, September 1, 2008

Party Girl

Pretty drunk girl
with the dancing feet
is on the floor with gazelles
graceful and free

Pretty drunk girl
with the singing heart
is in the corner
with strangled cello voices and piano c(h)ords
barely breathing a part

Pretty drunk girl
with the stuffed-looking lips
is against the wall
a flower
in a pale thin slip

Pretty drunk girl
with the famished ears
is rising from a chair
transporting through
still air

Pretty drunk girl
with the frozen eyes
is in the skies
with powdered blue doves
and hushed cries

The pretty drunk girl
with the frozen eyes
lived to party
loved to die.


Stephen Bess said...

This reminds me of Gwendolyn Brooks' poem, We Real Cool. Nice.

Anonymous said...

You're really good, lol I want to put this somewhere & give you credit =D

Yasmeen Christian said...

@stephen- Love that poem. Thank you.
@luxury- Thank you. Do that. Pretty please.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

Great stuff!! You're such a talent!! :-) You should charge us for reading such good poetry!

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

langstong hughes-esque

dejanae said...

i like
a lot

dessex said...

that was GREAT

THE 0NE THEY AiNT USED T0. said...

that was great.

by the way, im done with my mind being in mars, i have a new blog... head in the clouds...


nicole said...

stephen bess... i so agree! i loved that poem too.


Don said...

Sounds like she might have the right idea. I'm serious.

Yasmeen Christian said...

@brown girl gumbo- Thank you. Much love.
@torrance- Do you like Claude McKay's poetry?

Yasmeen Christian said...

@dejanae- Your poems are good and long.
@dessex- Thank you. You are so cool.
@asia- Hey! You are cute and bright.
@nicole- I will visit you soon.
@don- Noooooo.