Factious 

 

Katherine Stuart

 

the foreign girl with her weird ways

lives alone but through the unclothed windows

I see she has gentleman callers

 

Just last week she dragged

a big black plastic bag and dumped

it under her kitchen window in the yard

 

Was 30 below.

Was all I needed.

Small breach of the regulations.

 

Approached her door to get a good look

into her eyes a chink

I might prize apart

 

Didn’t expect her eyes to blaze

‘go to hell’ as surely as uttered

the slammed door slicing off my factious smile

 

returned to old faithful and got myself pissed

when I saw her next I asked her straight

Do you want a man? Is that what it is?

 

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