Thursday, January 14, 2010

Beauty in the City



(The first activity of Revolution Ladies Night was to write a piece inspired by a post card that was given. Everyone received different postcards. The above picture is the post card I received featuring art by the artist TooFly…and below is what I wrote inspired by it)


Beautiful darling…
Untouchable…
with hair down to her ass and
luscious lips and full hips…
she breathes beauty in the beast of the city


No response to tire hisses and cat calls…
she sees life in shades of purple…
mysterious and sweet…
tinged with night and brightened by stars..
She walks confident.


Until one day he comes along
and sweeps her off her feet…
whispers rose colored dreams in her ear..
so…
she believes…
her concrete walls crumbling
with a kiss and a sigh…
sugared gilt words that lick his lips
every time he speaks….


She’s flushed…
She’s in too deep…
thinking her love for him….
will tear down the corners..
and keep him home…
he paints her world green with envy…
makes her feel as if she should be threatened
as if her smile isn’t enough…
her love isn’t enough…


By then too late…
the thoughts of white-picket promises and blushing brides
fade away into her reality…


and she is left with nothing
but the beating of her own heart.


Standing stronger…
she sews patches over bruises…
tends to wounds cut into her soul
with the salted blades of his neglect,
his abuse…
his ignorance…
sweeps the greens from her life…
dusts her shoulders
and smiles……


She reminds herself of who she is….
a beauty in the beast of the city.

------> Angelique Imani

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