Subliminal Criminal

In a dream like state
I get whisked away
Any place is better than this
A brighter corner, on a different day
I’m a sad, sad girl
And we never even kiss
 
Better times existed
Between us, I insisted
But lately,
You make me plead
Don’t ever come through babe
You never really do babe
The self-styled gangsta,
Nancy Sinatra
Put well when she crooned
Because I’m pretty when I cry
Could that be the reason why?
Considering it’s me you are going to lose 
 
I was led to believe
I sat atop your pedestal
Your true love babe is reserved for the chemical  
Rest your chemistry and lay the focus back on me
There is still potential…
Don’t be so skeptical…
Your love is elliptical 
I won’t be as cryptic though 
 
I’m all in for you, babe
I speak the truth, babe
I still love you, babe
It’s in the way I look at you
There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do
You say the word and I’ll make it happen
(Do I still make you happy?) 
Let’s drop the polemics
Let go the cannons
This life is what we have together 
Remember back that summer night when we both said “Forever”   
 
It drives me to delirium sometimes
So I sit, reflect and out come these rhymes
But I can’t always come through
(the pressure)
It is most necessary of two 
(stifling aggressor)
So I guess,  
That makes us even, then 
(X)
You’re a subliminal criminal
With a longing for pretend  
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About Maya

I like words like "labyrinthian," "kerfuffle," and "serendipitous" because they're mellifluous. I love poetry, pumpkin ales, sangria, long summer days, Fall foliage, going out of my way to step on crunchy leaves in October, live music, Jazz, Salsa dancing, theater, film (foreign and indie), the arts (myriad varieties), dance (in theory and practice) and any place where I can sit outdoors and take it all in.
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3 Responses to Subliminal Criminal

  1. Wuji says:

    damn babe, this is good.

  2. Mr Mister says:

    I really love this… Beautiful poetry!

    I hope you don’t mind me re-blogging it!

  3. Mr Mister says:

    Reblogged this on Grammatically Incorrect and commented:
    beautiful poetry from Maya Tsekenis.

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