Tuesday, June 26, 2007


the door that was the doctor
opened on the stars
the neon above the entrance
was hotter than a five course meal
her eyes like wine to wash the night away
and everything was exactly an answer -
no questions allowed –
don’t even think about it –
just say yes
and stumble on the bluish shadows
raised on the crumbling sidewalk
cracks and chunks
that lead to everywhere
like a roadmap for a modern pirate
rolling dice for her life
because that’s all that’s left
just this map
these informative shadows
just this night with its neon black holes
and darker yet my desire
burning holes
in solid hearts
so lonely and strangely still


Ruela said...


Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Ruela!

Pris said...

oh yes...love this, too!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Pris! I'm working on a less minimalistic line and rhythm structure. Thanks for those great words, sweet lady!

cocaine jesus said...

in a class of its own. fabulous read.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks CJ! What wonderful words, my old friend! Thanks for posting that.

Anonymous said...

her eyes like wine to wash the night away - wow

just say yes...


Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Louise! A wow is a special treasure! Thanks for that very enthusiastic comment!