Flashback Friday: Misty Blue – Christine E. Ray

Misty Blue

angel from my left shoulder
is on vacation
reading Kafka at the Shore
in a ruffled white tankini
while sipping Shirley Temples
sends quaint postcards
scrawled in pink ink
“Weather is beautiful, glad you aren’t here”
her A’s all hearts of course
devil on my right shoulder
is all business
rocks Prada
Manola Blahniks
has no interest in inciting a Pussy riot
or taking me out to a rave
taking me down a peg
brings her joy
like most mean girls
her voice could etch glass
painted on smile never wavers
while she drips venom drop by drop
down my naked ear
she hisses
you suck

perhaps I could drown her out
with sprightly show tunes
but the radio station is stuck
on Etta James
and all that will play
is the blues

© 2017Christine Elizabeth Ray – All Rights Reserved

5 thoughts on “Flashback Friday: Misty Blue – Christine E. Ray

  1. I know how one of those voices can be so much louder and stronger than the other, taking us far away from our rightful purpose, I loved the combination of pink ink and blues music, the end of two spectrums and everything in between

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  2. I know these voices too, it has been a long journey overcoming them; responding to the postcards. This is a powerful piece that helps me know in my darkest times I am not alone. Thank you as always Christine for that.


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