Sunday, 15 March 2009

The Three Faces of Eve

My name is Eve White.
I hide behind a white pinafore,
Shielded by a white picket fence.
I make a home for my daughter
And a wife for my husband
While I live the American dream.

Suddenly
My head aches,
I see white flashes
I hear white noise...

My name is Eve Black.
I bare long legs in black stockings
Exposed in a black cocktail dress
Press blackcurrant lips to the child
And that man I don’t know
While flirting with every man’s dream.

Suddenly
I close my eyes
I feel a black void
I sense a black hole...

My name is Jane.
I hide behind a white pinafore
Exposed in a black cocktail dress
I make a home for her daughter
And that man I don’t know
While trying to wake from this dream.

Suddenly
My head aches
I close my eyes
I see white flashes
I feel a black void
I hear white noise
I sense a black hole
I fade to grey...

My name is Eve White.
I never know what or who I’ll be:
Yesterday was my subconscious whore
Tomorrow may be my greying bore
But they lost me the American dream.

8 comments:

  1. Wow. You're good. Damn good. Thank you.

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  2. NIce...the meaning is very complicated yet so good to believe...
    Every woman is eve...
    Nice...


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  3. Aww, thanks for the lovely comments...i'm all red faced now! :)

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  4. This is beautiful, just what I needed to read now:)

    Thank you

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  5. creative...very creative...:)...

    I don't write poems but I love it when emotions are explained...which is very tough to convey usually...

    http://shalinnijel.blogspot.com

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  6. I love it..........

    A rare combination... beauty with intelligence

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  7. I'm jus reading thru some of your old stuff. Holy shit this is amazing. Like the best damn poem i've ever read. Ever. Wow. I'm in awe.

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