Fear and Loathing in a Stranger's Bed

By Alanarchy



It's just one of those things.

Like candle wax dripping over
ants, dumb struck numb tongues
flung over ones shoulder.
Perhaps I stood, stricken at the notion:
Nature, stopped dead in her tracks
in red wax
follies, blind and unbreathing
scolded eyes for to see

And I witnessed it all, just because

there was a lag on the oxygen. I imagine

cocaine scriptures, casting automoton sculptures

with a cracked cigarette in my mouth.

It won't last forever, you've got to come down.
a beating heart's syndrome, stuck in place.
Lungs breaking breath, like bed sheets tearing.
It won't last forever.But what if it does?

She's ticking backwards, a
melting Dali, painting atrophied clocks.
Marching like ants to an extreme.

This arduous, and unexcused groping

blaming love that blame had blossomed

she doesn't like it when I touch her hair

but she'll take me into a back room and fuck me.

And smother affection like a column of insects
trailing rivulets of OJ
Slowing down everything to a junk.beat
heart pulling too much weight, beneath her
eyes on her blind-eyelids, thinkin'


when this is all over,
When(if) this is (ever)all over
it's just one of those things.
Wax.


Forget it.






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Published on Wednesday, September 12, 2007.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • Drea On Sunday, August 19, 2018, Drea (1486)By person wrote:

    Your words are deeply missed.

  • Dreaming in Stanzas On Tuesday, February 11, 2014, Dreaming in Stanzas (311)By person wrote:

    Thus is one of the best things I've ever read. And the title..........I may spend hours reading and rereading all of your poems today.

  • A former member wrote: Nothing quiet like the pain of a love that isn't returned

  • Vicious Pixie On Friday, July 10, 2009, Vicious Pixie (62)By person wrote:

    she doesnt like me touching her hair but shell take me in a back room and fuck me...amazing. just amazing

  • A former member wrote: "I imagine/cocaine scriptures, casting automaton sculptures/with a cracked cigarette in my mouth." I love the Hunter S. Thompson, film-noiresque feel, the Capote-Chandler brown bottle, cyanide cigarette guts in this well sculptured & 'red wax'-cracked prose-poem. The "candle wax dripping/...just one of those things" sweet & soiled; the subtle weird melting surrealism... how all sense in the verses in-between the normality of the first & last lines blossom w/ an Alanarchy Syndrome that is absolutely U (the poet, of course). Pure brilliance. 10.

  • A former member wrote: ...again.

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Wednesday, September 17, 2008, TropicalSnowstorm (1758)By person wrote:

    "And smother affection like a column of insects trailing rivulets of OJ Slowing down everything to a junk.beat heart pulling too much weight, beneath her eyes on her blind-eyelids, thinkin'" - wow! Great imagery throughout this piece... "forget it" is probably a good move...but hard to do...so hard to do... : ) Ciao, T/S Scholar

  • denver nitze On Thursday, February 21, 2008, denver nitze (257)By person wrote:

    every piece of yours i read hits me harder. you have talent. keep writing. i'll keep reading.

  • A former member wrote: Nice. Absolutely riveting. THIS is what I call good poetry. I love abstract or more obscure poetry. Nice one.

  • Liz On Tuesday, October 23, 2007, Liz (268)By person wrote:

    I like this one better than the winner. Stunning.

  • Vicious Pixie On Thursday, October 18, 2007, Vicious Pixie (62)By person wrote:

    ah, yeah...baby, you still got it....

  • A former member wrote: "...casting automoton sculptures with a cracked cigarette in my mouth." A beating breath... (&, of course, Dali ants/clocks!). I don't know why but I am reminded of X-F Californication. [Wax]. And I never voted. Whatever, I love this work: great Gonzo...

  • What Limes On Friday, October 12, 2007, What Limes (64)By person wrote:

    congratulations Brotha!

  • Dancing_Monkey On Saturday, September 15, 2007, Dancing_Monkey (1248)By person wrote:

    A mix/blend of your words and one of my top 5 movies is not bad for dessert. I know it's not much. But I hope the space you have on my favorit list counts for a little

  • A former member wrote: unbelievable, your work specifically makes me hurt because i know if i could write how i wanted to write i'd write like you.

  • A former member wrote: egads and all--- -this is so becoming. .. .decadent. ..delirious and .. . .. egads again __ness

  • What Limes On Thursday, September 13, 2007, What Limes (64)By person wrote:

    "blaming love that blame had blossomed" Bookmarked motherfucka. Great.

  • glasshouse On Wednesday, September 12, 2007, glasshouse (549)By person wrote:

    *favs* i'll have to come back. Amazing. --Jes

  • Alanarchy On Wednesday, September 12, 2007, Alanarchy (1220)By person wrote:

    "The mind recoils in horror, unable to comunicate with the spinal column. Which is interesting, because you can actually watch yourself behaving in this horrible way, but you can't control it" -Duke, 'Fear and loathing in Las Vegas'

  • Sin On Friday, September 14, 2007, Sin (1170)By person wrote:

    we cant stop here this is bat country...hehehe...quich hop like a bunny....you have a beautiful mind baby

  • Sin On Friday, September 14, 2007, Sin (1170)By person wrote:

    erm that was quick i swear

  • A former member wrote: Damn. I agree with aunty, the line about her hair really struck the blade of your words home. ~*Beth*~

  • Aunty Depressant On Wednesday, September 12, 2007, Aunty Depressant (434)By person wrote:

    Something about the line, about her hair, struck me as to how non-intimate such an encounter can be. You need to take me to next years Dali ball, so we can dress in melted clocks :)

  • carlosjackal On Wednesday, September 12, 2007, carlosjackal (2600)By person wrote:

    What a one night stand this is..dark, animal sex with candle wax, but no love lost or gained. A towering piece.

  • blue On Wednesday, September 12, 2007, blue (1446)By person wrote:

    umm, you might owe royalties to Gene Simmons for using 'oj'.

  • blue On Wednesday, September 12, 2007, blue (1446)By person wrote:

    gimme a taco and me mouth is shut..

  • Bella Butchery On Wednesday, September 12, 2007, Bella Butchery (729)By person wrote:

    you are becomming something grand my friend

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