Just who does God watch? she asks out
equipped to answer, I offer smiles
charm the weak or easily seduced.
is neither, so I drink, then ask how
come to be, in a world this defiled
crawl” she says, “between love and abuse.”
hints of another life that she leads
I ask her, if it skirts the law?
laughs and says “the laws so much bullshit.”
we get high on Moroccan weed
see stars dying and god’s great flaws
the universe, while I wish
love her until I see her shoot smack;
dead in two years but we’ll have at least that.
Rp Verlaine lives in New York City. He has an MFA in creative writing from
He taught in New York
Public schools for many years. His first volume of poetry- Damaged by Dames
& Drinking was published in 2017 and another – Femme Fatales Movie Starlets
& Rockers in 2018. A set of three e-books titled Lies From The Autobiography vol 1-3
were published from 2018 to 2020. His
newest book, Imagined
February of 2022.