Page: Profile: Poetry
||Total Views: 11,691,879
VxPoem ID: 17923
Posted: November 18th. 2005 3:39:43 PM
Plasma Center Stagnancy
Age Group: Adult
A woman and her boy to my right noisily play;
I stiffly sit in a hard plastic chair writing, listening to the oldies
strewn from overhead speakers in the waiting room,
for the last forty-five minutes cloistered in my long leather coat.
Vague beeps emit from the room that has cushioned slabs
for donors to lay; a bottle fizzes,
a congested man leans against the wall to my left
and I roll my eyes when he coughs without covering his mouth.
I am bored—
tap my fingers, stare at sprinkler system nodules
in the pocked, yellowed ceiling, wiggle my toes in my sweaty boots—
hope my boyfriend finishes bleeding soon
so we can go to wonderful Wal-Mart,
deposit his work check and bloody cash so we can eat.
I really wish we could go home and hide together already,
would rather make love as his head swims,
for blood to pump hotly through our bodies, his pierced arm,
and breathlessly, be done.
His combat boots twitch impatiently,
his arm slung over the side of the rest, sticking out
where I finally spy it in the other room’s doorway;
finally, now unplugged.
Author's Notes: As the title indicates, I wrote this when I went to meet my boyfirend at the plasma donation center. They pay people to bleed. Peachy. I still don't know if it works very well, but it did go through workshop.
Author's Location: Columbia, Missouri
More Poems: Rook has posted 59 additional poems- View them?
Author's Profile: To learn more about Rook - Click HERE
Contact Me Via Email...
Email Invites Note: Yes! I have opted to receive invites to Pagan events, groups, and commercial sales
Disclaimer: The Witches' Voice inc does not verify the accuracy of the details stated in this listing, nor do we vouch for the value of the goods or services presented here... As with all contacts and financial dealings in cyberspace, we encourage you to use caution and wisdom in your dealings with strangers.
Political Statements: Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wren's Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witches' Voice, Inc. TWV is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization.
State/Country flags created by 3dflags.com and are used with permission
Web Site Content (including: text - graphics - html - look & feel)
Copyright 1997-2015 The Witches' Voice Inc. All rights reserved
Note: Authors & Artists retain the copyright for their work(s) on this website.
Unauthorized reproduction without prior permission is a violation of copyright laws.
Website structure, evolution and php coding by Fritz Jung on a Macintosh G5.
Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wrenâ€™s Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witchesâ€™ Voice, Inc. TWV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization.
Sponsorship: Visit the Witches' Voice Sponsor Page for info on how you
can help support this Community Resource. Donations ARE Tax Deductible.
The Witches' Voice carries a 501(c)(3) certificate and a Federal Tax ID.
Mail Us: The Witches' Voice Inc., P.O. Box 341018, Tampa, Florida 33694-1018 U.S.A.