by ale

Written on a distressed night –

Compressed amongst
gossips, eyelids, instant messaging
tweets and questions
laughing behind
mocked screens

Momentary giggles
and smiles as plastic as
their teeth
Stare in the window while
they can’t see
their bloodstained impurities
and toxic laughter
just as they’re veiled from
the bare depths of
their non-existent knowledge
giggle, jingle, mingle
sweet words
fragrant lies
mangled, jangled, baffled
torn am I
reading between the lies

Flip knee high plaited skirts
and fish tailed strands of black
I frown at their scene
but can’t foresee why