29 October 2010

Halloween Trio #2 "The Downside of 24-Hour-Stores" (repost)


Photo credit: clarita from morguefile.com

I’d be crazy not to follow you where you live. Your eyes, your lips—I can taste them when I bite the air. You pass through the aisles of flowers and the light glints off your horn-rimmed glasses. You clear your throat and clutch your handbag closer. I pause on the next row and stoop to catch a glimpse of your fingers caressing satin petals. You raise your eyes to mine, between pert stalks of begonias.


A gasp.

You spin on your heel and proceed the way you came. Tomato plants whisper past your bare legs.

Short skirt.You remind me of someone.

I halt midstep. 

You seem genuinely concerned.

Am I not following closely enough?

I’ll apologize into your skin.

I can smell your go-go boots. White leather. Flesh beaten into a semblance of innocence. Plasticine over your calves, leaving the knees bare. A symphony of gold and shimmering pinks with coffee. You disappear around the corner. I give chase.

The sliding doors part to depart you and I stop too late.

The parking lot resounds with screams of agony as the first rays burn my eyes.

5 comments:

Harry said...

Carrie, this is sexy and dangerous and maybe the coolest thing I've read lately!

Carrie said...

Well thank you Harry!

Crybbe666 said...

Harry is right - that is brilliant, Carrie.
Absolutely love the line "I’ll apologize into your skin." What a superb line. This rocks!!

~Tim said...

"I can taste them when I bite the air." I'd follow her too.

Sam said...

Yep, Harry has it spot-on. I love the broken thoughts, "Short skirt. You remind me of someone. I halt midstep. You seem genuinely concerned. Am I not following closely enough?" especially that line line. Brilliant!