handsome boy you can’t save me so don’t even try
I’ve built these bars from bones of dead heroes
stronger than your savior complex
I’ve slipped past your open arms, onto other prospects
charming sir you can’t break these chains so give up now
I looped them together, welded sorrows of sightless souls
more real than your projection of me, pure fantasy
watch as I dismantle her duality
clever man you can’t clear my sight
I crafted these cataracts of crushed confidence
my heart breaks sharper than your vanity
here I am in 20/20, in the shade of the palm trees but you still can’t see me
darling gentleman, you can’t rescue me
tossed in the waves of the storm
until I catch the life raft that’s always drifted at sea
and it’s her I find, the missing key
perfect girl, you brought me to life
resuscitated my reeling heart
dragon ink, spiraling smoke, spinning pole, sweet sweat
silly shakespeare, disco panics, soft sighs, a vino vignette
still lost, but for once, truly found.
Amy Suto is a writer and the co-founder of KINGDOM OF PAVEMENT, and started this publication to bring visibility to rising creatives doing great things in Los Angeles and beyond. She’s a TV writer, and most recently co-wrote an episode of the show CONDOR on the Audience Network. In her free time, she pole dances, teaches yoga, and attends immersive theater shows. She also runs a writing blog at AmySuto.com.
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