Bad Boyfriends

She has a chain
Each link is a loser

A long line of operators
Each with a rose
a bottle of perfume
or a bottle of tequila in hand
Whatever recipe would pique her interest

Showing up at dusk and
never leaving the apartment til dawn
Leaving her behind
in an bed littered with condom wrappers
and empty bottles
and a stinky bong

She decided to build a hedge fence
to protect herself against
this parade of clowns
But in the end, she clawed her way out

Forgiving, yet forgetting the essential lesson:
Trace first the path to your own happiness
and if you find another who walks the same path
there you will find love

She has a chain
Each link is a loser

© 2012 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil

For The Sunday Whirl: Link, Recipe, Operator, Fence, Essentials, Chain, Rose, Forgiven, Dusk, Pencil, Empty, Trace.

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