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New Poem “Pink Pajamas”

broken doll


Pink Pajamas


There were nights our kisses
Left my stomach
like a slug in salt
Pensive but delayed
Like the final seconds
Of a first date
Doorstep decisions
syncing arms around back
so definitively her past
would disappear in a flash
this hug would be
the Neuralyzer in MEN IN BLACK
Embrace…. Embrace… Embrace
You are now….safe

If only touch wasn’t a threat
A code red
If goosebumps weren’t virgins
To positive sensory reflex
skin rejects all visitors
I asked if you ever felt butterflies
You told me only caterpillars
Live here
And fear….but you never confirmed it
To brave to own it
I rebuked it while you slept
Twitched like death chairs turning on
Electric switches
Your heart was dug into a ditch
All I wanted to do was shovel

Spreading your bangs
Like curtains to a face
More comfortable in dimmer setting

Marco Polo in pools lacking suspense
When voice is unresponsive
There is a sob in your hips
When you dive into water
Even when you swam
I knew parts of you had already sunk

I never asked why you wore boxers
Tank tops over your bras
Went into drawers to grab socks
For bed
Feet dangling off the mattress
Why you preferred to sleep on top
of sheets ,not vice versa
Never knew women to have phobias
Of lips below the waist
Selfish reflections
Questions surface if efforts
Were wasted

I prayed in shower stalls
Tempting my inner claustrophobic
As practice that faith will
Calm the shake,
you pretend are chills
when lips embrace
I know I’m not that good of
a kisser

There was an invisible barrier
That hovered over belly button
A Benjamin button of passage
The more insistence in offering comfort
The more resistance I confronted
I never knew
If you were more afraid of spiders
Or fingers crawling
Watching movies
With volumes blasting
Like fire truck sirens

Safe in chaotic noise
Secure in tight proximity
So much that ribcages
Were splintered into skin
Sins you carried not of you own
Barricading itself
Calling you home
Pace would quicken
If i mistakenly referred
To you and princess
Thrones could make you vomit
Disney was not permitted

If you were a government facility
I would be most trusted employee
Still only granted minimal accessibility
There was a fragility in hugs
Noticeably awkward
So on the fly i would devise
Complex handshakes
For days when the sky matched
Your mood
Its frightening to love so hard
With someone so brittle
That the range of a whistle
Could lead to collapse

I wanted to rescue you
Build you up
Back to the girl in pink pajamas
Who thought dolls weren’t demons
Slay them like I was Buffy
Constantine ,Van Helsing
Or any movie badass
That destroyed evil

Soon I had to breathe
My diaphragm was in danger
Oxygen as scarce
As I love you said
not scared
without a itchy throat
a cough
or choke

Repair not ready
can’t fix someone
with tools they only hold

©Frankie A. Soto
All Rights Reserved

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