Friday, February 25, 2005

Blood on the Dancefloor

There is blood on the dancefloor

Crimson stains on the dancefloor

And everyone has stopped dancing

***

She was your typical girl-next-door
Blue eyes, blonde hair, pretty smile
The world was her oyster bed of shiny pearls
Boys were knights and trophys to keep

She was the infamous punk chick from college
Heavy mascara, threaded locks, pouting lips
The world owed her a reason to exist
Boys were nothing more than bloody jerks

Two girls
Living in
Two worlds
On polar ends

Two sisters
Born just
Two minutes
Apart

Even their mother
Couldn't tell who's who
Until they both turned
Sixteen years of age

***

She was crowned homecoming queen
Long lashes, silver sprinkles, pinkish gown
They called her the ugly duckling
Who grew up to be a graceful swan

She gave birth on the dancefloor
Father unknown, sperm unclaimed, another SOB
They called her names unfit to be repeated
Who knew that she would end up like a broken doll

***

There is blood on the dancefloor

Crimson stains on the dancefloor

And everyone has stopped dancing

Monday, February 14, 2005

Late Again

Happy Valentines' Day!! This is dedicated to all the sweethearts out there, particularly the ones who are close to me and know me inside out, and especially to my partners in BL dementia.

^^;;; May there always be true love, and partners who arrive on time. ^.^

***

You're late again today
The hands on my watch clearly read
Eleven minutes passed seven
The sun has said its goodbye
And the moon is shiny bright
But I don't mind waiting alone

I kicked my heels backwards
And the metal chains and wooden board
Swayed silently
Taking me with it

My eyes are closed
And I pretend that I'm flying
Soaring higher and higher
The wind in my ears
Soft caresses that reminded me
Of your warm and gentle fingers

I've been flying since the day
You mended my broken and tattered wings

I never forgot the moment we first met
When you walked through the door
An easy smile on your face
Blue eyes reflecting both warmth and sincerity
My throat constricted
My chest hurt
And I forgot all about man needing air to live

Watching your friends and team-mates
Adoring fangirls and fanboys
Demand for your undivided attention and time
I suddenly wished that you would look at me

And only me alone

To be devoured by the hunger in your eyes

To be eaten by the lust-filled cobalt orbs
To be consumed time and again
By the love reflecting in twin pools of blue

And when you didI knewI know
That from that moment on
You already owned my heart

***

A whiff of lemon-drops in the air
And my gaze focused just in time to witness
The first maple leaf of the season as it fell

Softly
Silently
Gently

Right next to a pair of Converse sneakers

There was no need for guessing games
The image of you
Long buried in the core of my soul
Memorised by every fibre of my being

So I knew without having to look up

***

But before either of us could mouth aloud
A coherent greeting of affection
The unthinkable happened

My nose twitched helplessly
The corners of my eyes wrinkled
And I sneezed
Breaking the quiet silence that had otherwise
Kept me company

Paying no heed to the heat rushing up the sides of my face
You laughed playfully
As you took me into your arms

Burying my face in the lapels of your jacket
I muttered with traces of mock exasperation
That you were an idiot
Before adding in the barest of whispers
That you were late again today

***

You're late again today
The hands on my watch clearly read
Eleven minutes passed seven
The sun has said its goodbye
And the moon is shiny bright
But I don't mind waiting alone

I never did
Because you were never truly
Far away to begin with