Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Ugly

I have an itch
for something meaner.
No more pretty words.

No fuck-me flowers,
no petaled lips.
No star strewn sky
or moon wet wish

can touch me today.
Not when I feel this way,

and everything's ugly.

For Open Link Night at dVerse

44 comments:

Claudia said...

sounds like those days in the life of a woman to me..ugh...smiles

Susan Daniels said...

Mama--I have had days like this, and it resonates for me! Love it.

Pat Hatt said...

Hmm that time of the month? haha

ayala said...

I feel you! Some days are just that way.

Sabio Lantz said...

I wish some of the women I know would just wear this poem on their chest when they feel this way. It is so fuckin' difficult to know until it is too late!
:-)

Gail said...

Boy, do I hear you!!!

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

I think we all hear you about this--sometimes I just don't want to be nice

Mary said...

I have had that kind of day myself!!

emmett wheatfall said...

Wow, just speak yo mind, get it off yo chest, sister. Love reading where you went with this one. It's raw and worldly. Good for you.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes!! I have had some of those!!

Daydreamertoo said...

I used to feel like this, especially when I worked in the public sector and always had to be nice to people who were being extremely rude to me.
I hear ya.

Brian Miller said...

ugh...there are def ugly days when nothing beautiful will matter....def understood...

Beachanny said...

These are days that are much worse than, and usually include a bad hair day! Been there, hated that...don't want to go to there again.

Laura said...

yeah... some days are just like that/this... and it takes courage to be honest and share the ugly truth publicly, no filter.

Ginny Brannan said...

Love the "rawness" of feeling in this. Yes, sometimes there is no mincing words or getting away from the feeling. Great capture!

Shawna said...

Ooh, I like this challenge.

Fireblossom said...
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Fireblossom said...

except uni!

ninotaziz said...

Oh yes, it's good to get it out of your system somedays...

anotherwanderingsoul said...

oh, i know this feeling.
well put.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Been there too - well writ.

mrs mediocrity said...

Hate those kind of days... Here's to the return of beauty.

flaubert said...

Sometimes no-one is in the mood for a bunch of flowery stuff, mama. I couldn't agree more.

Pamela

disastress said...

oh boy, can i relate. lovely anger.

Far Beyond The Ridge said...

ya know, the funny thing is~we need these days too, or how would we know good days are good days?
and besides, the rage needs an outlet, and you let it out good!

hedgewitch said...

'no moon wet wish...' lovely line, MZ, and you kind of nail how I feel about the whole holiday extravaganza some days.

pandamoniumcat said...

Yep...some days everything is just ugh! Great write!

manicddaily said...

Ouch - yes moon wet wish wonderful line - k.

Arron Shilling said...

hedge quotes my favourite line: its a great line . . . anti-romance is my default so i can relate,but you pin point it to the thorn of a dead flower and present it with cool craft and brutal. effective style . . . which i find V.romantic :D

Bodhirose said...

Sometimes you have to wallow in your mood...don't mess with me! I felt the mean.

Sioux said...

This is my everyday, every-friggin' day, mood. ;)

Fred Rutherford said...

yep, couldn't have said it any better, we all get in such a mood, what a great piece, really embodying that feeling well.

AJ Walker said...

I liked the directness, the very in-your-face, take no prisoners approach. It was true and straight.

Susan said...

The Goddess rises, ready to zap out the pretentious and Hallmark-ish. Here's to Ugly!

Do you remember the Nicole Hollander comic strip "Sylvia"? I think a similar frustration reigned.

Raven said...

I know exactly how you feel. You have echoed it to perfection.

Kelvin S.M. said...

..short powerful write today... and nobody wants to feel that way...

good day!

Ella said...

Hell yeah! I know this mood....
Grab your black coffee and meet me with your camera!

Nilanjana Bose said...

Straight and neat and raw...brilliantly done! thanks

izzy said...

I hear the itch-bitch clearly; she runs with and through me regularly!
this time of year is especially itchy! thanks

tinkwelborn said...

Oo…right to the core. Faithfully spoken.
I like the ''No fuck-me flowers,'' it's so brutally out-there.
'Ugly' is trully de-picted.
I think it's 'Lovely.'

darkangelwrites said...

"No fuck-me flowers,
no petaled lips" Haha, love that!

Other Mary said...

The ugly days still make a good write, the way you do em.

Tracie Skarbo said...

The ugly serves a purpose... unfortunately it is hard to see when feeling this way. Nice!

Hannah said...

Oh, I can identify with this, Mama Z!! Great expressing!!