Chipped Nails

By TropicalSnowstorm

Nails on a chalkboard that grate on two levels as
what was initially a poor choice in colour has been
neglected to chip and grow away from exposed cuticles.
Those fingers are so often pointed in the direction of
others like a pistol that the owner has failed to notice these
flaws, thinking herself blameless in the glare of the muzzle flash.

I’ve become a human incubator of a dark plague
that threatens to spill forth and choke out life around me –
at least she thinks so, cause it makes me pivotal and her a martyr.
Put the mask of anesthesia over my face so I can suffocate
with whatever green tastes like and what’s me inside can be sold
for spare parts, she’d probably even pay you to take them away.

Someone once loved her…


-- Steve McKennon, April 2005

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© 2005 TropicalSnowstorm
Published on Monday, October 24, 2005.     Filed under: "Reflective" and "Poetry"
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  • italianbella On Sunday, December 23, 2007, italianbella (190)By person wrote:

    Youre words compliment one another I really enjoyed reading this great write:)

  • CharlottesWeb On Saturday, February 17, 2007, CharlottesWeb (528)By person wrote:

    Every once while, when I see painted fingernails this poem will come back to me. The act of which this poem is constructed around irritates me...now it will do more. Your detail sticks with a person.

  • Equinox Asylum On Thursday, April 13, 2006, Equinox Asylum (140)By person wrote:

    You make me dig deep into my own loves and fears. Amazing

  • xserratedsoulx On Saturday, February 4, 2006, xserratedsoulx (217)By person wrote:

    ahh..that very first line made me shudder..it really set the mood. good work. ~lauren~

  • Anna Helianthus On Tuesday, October 25, 2005, Anna Helianthus (880)By person wrote:

    "Ive become a human incubator of a dark plague"- amazing. this gave me chills.

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