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THE VERSES WITH CURSES


THE VERSES WITH CURSES

IN THE NIGHT AIR

WALKING TO THE STREET

ADDRESS ON THE PAPER

INVITATION

A PARTY FOR PEOPLE

OF ALL AGES

IS WHAT IT SAYS

THERE ARE TONS

OF PEOPLE I DON'T KNOW

HERE AND

THE YOUNG CHILDREN

SEEM MORE

LIVELY AND CHEERFUL

FOR THE ADULTS

WERE ALL BORING

ME

I HEAR THE TINK

OF A BUTTER KNIFE

HIT THE GLASS

RINGING OUT THROUGH

THE ROOMS LOUDLY

SO ITS THE

TIME FOR TOASTING

SO I STOOD UP

TOLD THE KIDS

TO GO AND PLAY

ALL SIX OF THEM

I WALK INTO

THE OTHER ROOM

PASSED ALL

THE GIFTS AND TOYS

IT WAS A FRIEND

OF A FRIENDS KIDS

BIRTHDAY PARTY

HOWEVER IT WAS CLEAR

THE ADULTS

USED THIS EVENT

AS AN EXCUSE TO

ENJOY THEMSELVES

AS WELL

THE ROOM

WAS PACKED WITH

SO MANY ADULTS

THAT MOVING

THROUGH THE CROWD

WAS A PUSH AND SHUFFLE

YET THEY ALL

SEEMED TO GIVE ME

PLENTY OF ROOM

SOMETIMES IT PAYS

TO HAVE A CANE

I FIND A SPOT OPEN

ON ONE OF THE

LONG COUCHES

AND

A PERSON WITH A

TRAY COMES BY

I TAKE A BIT OF CHEESE

AND A DRINK

SITTING THERE

THE ATMOSPHERE

SHIFTS TO A

STRANGE AURA

ON EVERYTHING

I NOW NOTICE

ALL THOSE SITTING

AROUND ME

AS IF I HAVE BEGUN

TO WAKE UP

FROM THE SHIFT

OF PLAYING WITH KIDS

TO HANGING WITH

ADULTS

AS IF I WAS A KID

AND NOW AN

ADULT

KNOWING

ALL THE TIME

I HAVE ALWAYS

BEEN OLDER

THAN ANYONE HERE

THERE IS A CONVERSATION

GOING AROUND

THE PEOPLE

SITTING NEAR BY

SO IT SEEMS

FRIENDLY

AND ALL LOOK

GENUINE

IN HAPPINESS

THERE IS TWO

THAT SEEM QUIET

SO I PICK A CONVERSATION

AND START IT

AND THEN LET

THEM CONTINUE IT

LOOKING AROUND

THE ROOM

AND SMILE

AT HOW MANY

ARE PAIRED OFF

IN LITTLE GROUPS

AS EACH HAS

FOUND THEIR PLACE

THINGS TO BE

INTERESTED IN

THE ONES CLOSEST

ACROSS FROM ME

ON THE OTHER TABLE

AND COUCH

HAVE STARTED

PLAYING CARDS

ANOTHER GROUP

IS GOING TO THE BALCONY

I WALK WITH THEM

THERE IS A HUGE

SCENE OF A

LARGE CITY DOWN

BELOW

THE BREEZE COMES IN

I STILL THOUGHT

OF THINGS

OF A PAST NATURE

AND

STILL PARTLY

LISTENING IN

ON THEIR CONVERSATIONS

ALL OVER THE ROOMS

I GO BACK TO

THE COUCH AND

TWO THERE NEXT TO ME

ARE VERY CLOSE

AND SNUGGLING

I DON'T WANT

TO INTERRUPT

THEIR CONVERSATION

EVEN THOUGH

IT HAS PEAKED MY INTEREST

I AM NOT

NOW ENGAGED IN IT

AS THE OBSERVER

OF ALL AND SET APART

SEEMS SO

TRULY LIKE ME

SUDDENLY

I SENSE SOMEONE

COMING UP

BEHIND ME

AND I FEEL ARMS

OVER MY SHOULDERS

AND LONG HAIR

FLOWS DOWN

ON MY NECK

AND THE SMELL OF

THE FRESHEST

AIRY SCENT

SO LIGHT AND CRISP

YET SWEET

OF JASMINE

CARRIES ALL AROUND HER

I LOOK UP

AND SAY OH SO YOU

DECIDED TO COME

CHAT WITH ME AWHILE

THOUGHT YOU WERE

BUSY WITH THE PARTY

DIRECTING

YOU SMILE

AND SAY I HAD TO

SENSED YOU WERE

LONELY

SO I DECIDED TO COME

CHANGE THAT

AT THAT MOMENT

MY INTEREST

IN EVERYONE

AROUND ME WAS

LOST ON HER

AS IT WOULD

ALWAYS BE

SHE SAID I GOT

SOMETHING FOR YOU

SO COME WITH ME

I DIDN'T HESITATE

I GOT UP AND SHE

GRABBED MY HAND

AS

I SAID WHAT

DO YOU HAVE

MY FRIEND

ITS BEEN A LONG DAY

AND I AM GETTING TIRED

SO IT HAS TO BE

IN THE WEE HOURS

OF THE NIGHT

MORNING

SHE SMILES AND

SAYS YEAH

ITS ABOUT

THREEISH

I SMILE BACK

SAYING OK

THAT MAKES SENSE

SHE SAID ITS IN

HERE

I LOOK AT HER

AND SHE SAID ITS OK

I PROMISE

WITH A LOOK

OF WORRY

BUT SHE SHAKES IT

OFF AND I

SAW IT FADE

SO I REGISTER IT

BUT IGNORE IT

I SAID OH NOW

YOU MAKING A PROMISE

I MUST BE

IN TROUBLE NOW

CHUCKLING

YOU JUST

LOOK BACK AT ME

WITH A BLANK LOOK

THAT STARES RIGHT

THROUGH ME

FROM ACROSS THE ROOM

AND SHE IS

ALWAYS LIKE THIS

SHOWING LITTLE TO NO

EMOTIONS

STRONGER THAN

WHAT I CAN DO MYSELF

SOMETIMES I

SEE IT IN HER EYES

AND SOMETIMES

I DON'T

I JUST SMILE

NOT SAYING A WORD

BACK

BUT ITS ACKNOWLEDGED

THAT SOMETHING

IS NOT RIGHT

I GO IN THE ROOM

AND THERE ARE A FEW

GROUPS OF PEOPLE

HUDDLED TOGETHER

IN SMALL PAIRS

ITS DARKER IN HERE

AND THE LIGHTING IS LOWER

I SAY THIS ISN'T

HELPING ME

STAY AWAKE DEAR

YOU JUST SMILE BACK

SAYING IF YOU ARE

THAT TIRED THEN

MAYBE YOU SHOULD GO

LAY DOWN

I DON'T MIND

I SAID NOT YET HUN

SHE SMILED OK

NODDING

ITS OVER HERE

SIT HERE

AND SO I GO TO SIT

DOWN

THEN I SHE HER

CALL OUT TO

ANOTHER AND

SHE SEEMED SO SERIOUS

AS SHE NODS

IN THE BACK

OF MY MIND

I AM LIKE

WHY DID SHE CALL

OUT TO HER

LIKE THAT

WHY

WHAT IS UP

I IGNORE IT

BUT ITS ON MY MIND

I BRUSH THE

THOUGHT AWAY

AND SAY HELLO

TO ONE SHE LEFT

ME WITH

STARTING A CONVERSATION

SHE OFFERS ME A DRINK

SHE SAYS

I AM THE GIFT

SHE TOLD ME

TO MAKE SURE I TAKE

GOOD CARE OF YOU

TONIGHT

I TAKE THE DRINK

OFFERED

AND LATER

PUT THE EMPTY

GLASS DOWN

LOOKING AT THE

SHINE ON THE EDGE

OF THE LIGHT HITTING

IT JUST SO

AND NOTICE

THAT THE AURA IS STRONGER

NOW

LIKE A WARNING SIGN

ITS BROUGHT

ME BACK AROUND

SO I GO TO GET UP

TO GET ANOTHER

DRINK

SHE GETS IT FOR ME

AND WE SIT BACK DOWN

SHE PUTS HER LEGS

OVER ON MINE

AS SHE LAYS

ACROSS THE COUCH

I SENSE HER

AROMA

AND I LET HER

KNOW THAT

THE PERFUME

FROM HER

IS STRONGER THAN

MY FRIENDS

AND I LIKE IT A LOT

SHE SAYS THAT IS PERFECT

AS SHE HANDS ME

THE DRINK

I TASTE IT

AND ITS A HIGHER

QUALITY OF WINE

MORE THAN

THE OTHER

DRINKS

SO I SIP IT SLOWLY

AND BEGIN TO RELAX

YET AS SOON

AS I DO THE ROOM

SPINS AROUND

AND I AM LIKE

WHAT KIND OF DRINK

IS THIS

IT IS VERY STRONG

I DON'T FEEL SO WELL

THE ROOM IS SPINNING

SHE JUST GRINS

WITH THIS LOOK

THAT SAYS SHE IS

WAITING FOR SOMETHING

THEN IT HITS ME

I GO OH NO I CAN'T

MOVE

OH NO WHY DID I

FALL FOR THIS

SO I SIT THERE

AND THE SCENE

CHANGES DRASTICALLY

EVERYONE

IN PAIRS ARE TURNING

NOW AND CHANGING

PLACES OVER