Saturday, May 1, 2010

tattooed hearts

We you and I we both used to know her
She had yellow caution tape across her heart
there were signs everywhere about her
that No Trespassing sign was vivid on her lips
the gated hips a deterrent to all but rats

It came as such a surprise
when someone turned up on her sofa
drinkin’ her wine and she there
right in the kitchen
bakin’ him pies all the signs down

Who would have thought anyone could have
gotten through Sleeping Beauty’s briar patch
we all said and tooted our horns
to applaud the security breach
never pausing to think out loud

Until collapsed on the brink of the pit
of love gone totally gone she lay
on the last of the coffee ground
lilacs shredded across her open path
We saw he had stolen her heart
He had ridden away with all her goodies

And it became clear to us you and me
that only a thoroughly rotten scoundrel
could have broken in to her emotional fortress
and that is when we you and I
threw all the locks to our hearts in the rushing river
every ray of loving sunshine now comes in upon us
Thieves of love and happiness are still out there
Having lost their way in their own darkness

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