Artwork by Josie Cook from the 1980’s while attending Clark State.
Hello to all!
I had another one of my poems read by the host, John on this Sunday’s edition. You can listen via this link:
Life of a Girl in 2018~
She said, “long live chocolate, vodka, and Heroin.”
As she pulled the blankets over her head.
She only sought the darkness and warmth
Within this enveloping cave
Of close rapture,
And then her mind went on…
“I hope you’re thinking about me.”
She touched her hair,
“Why do we close our eyes when we
I do this when I kiss you,
The most beautiful things in my life
Are felt inside my heart not seen.
I watched the white roses die
That you brought me
Littering my window sill with them
Dried, brown petals.
We were naughty together
Two days ago,
Sleeping in your parents’ room
Sharing a cold bottle of Gin,
We found in their kitchen
Mixing it with jarred cherries
And ice-cold Sprite,
Bodies to our close friends,
I see nothing better // I keep him forever,
Plays over and over,
It is printed inside my head,
The smell of sulfur
Penetrating my senses,
As the Disneyland Princesses
Dance to the musical notes,
so, I’m still at that confusing stage,
I can’t wait to go home. –J. E. Cook ©2018