life really is a bitch...

a skinny one

with long blonde hair

walking like she's

got a stick up her ass and

a hanger on her back

that cuts neatly

into her shoulder blades

she has a permanent wince

but she'll blow sand

in your eyes

so maybe you'll mistake it

for a smile

she knows

she's everything

and nothing

...and that her looks

can't save her

the trick is

to pull her red carpet

out from under her

snatch it.

laugh as she falls.

leave her

and her yellow hair

crying on the sidewalk.

call her

what she is

and walk on.

let some fool

who doesn't know any better

help her up.

(c) 2009 l.a.m.