Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Mardi Gras Eyes

I made a girl with Mardi Gras eyes
(violet as night, gold as a sunrise),
Lenten tongue,
Fat Tuesday thighs,
and a cross on a silver chain.

I threw beads while she sang the blues
till the bars all closed
and the morning news-
paper hit the street;
then, we wound the sheets to a shroud

and burned till the blood ran out.

9 comments:

Fireblossom said...

Dayum! I love every wild word of this. And I like how you split news-paper.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Wish I was at Mardi Gras!

:(

Wish I'd thought of that opening line.

:(

*sigh*

aspiritofsimplicity said...

love that fat tuesday tongue and lenten thighs.....I can't really say that my thighs have ever been lenten...a girl must have some limits as to what she's willing to give up

grapeling said...

you voodoo'd and conjured up the perfect Gros Mardi doll ~

Kenia Cris said...

Beautifully written. Here I am, again repeating myself. Sorry about that, I can't find many more adjectives to express myself when I come here, risking to sound super dumb. :S

It made me think of the Carnival girls partying on the streets over here...

Kiss. <3

Gail said...

Just when I think you have written the best ever you top it.

Love this.

Kathryn said...

Holy cow, this is good.

Lorraine Renaud said...

wow I love Mardi Gras oh gosh MZby you know how to liven even that up

hedgewitch said...

Sultry and delicious as a New Orleans night with bluesy jazz on a humid wind not even the skeeters can spoil.