Update (Feb 10, 2013)

Greetings, I’d like to take some time out to personally thank everyone who visits my blog regularly. It is truly humbling to know that people respect the art I create! I am sure each of you are wondering why I have not been posting lately. Recently, my health took a turn for the worse. No need to worry! After a fourteen hour surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from the side of my face, I am on the mend, and ready to continue my writing. I am in the process of writing a series of collections of poetry titled “THE SPILT INK POETRY SERIES.” In the series, there will be four or five chapbooks of poems. For more information, visit me on Facebook.com or keep visit my blog. Once more, thanks for the support! Let’s keep the goodness of poetry alive and well!

– CharlesImage

Rich Girl (Repost Writing as Curiosity)

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Oh, now she is a rich girl!

Rockin’ those Dolce & Gabbana shades

in the California summer to disguise

the imperfections behind her slutty hazel gaze.

Chanel Number 5 is the scent that remains;

it stalks as I get drunk off cheap liquor store wine and

down pills in this suffocating, sun-deprived apartment.

She parades down Rodeo Drive with a knock-off

Gucci bag and a paparazzi mob all around.

I swear, telling by all these fuckin’ piranhas with cameras,

you would think she was someone important.




I could never get her off that damned Blackberry!

She wore it like a third earring.

And now they have these Bluetooth thingies where

you don’t even have to hold the phone anymore—

Like she needs incentive to be any lazier.

Oh, she’s such a rich girl now!

Rockin’ that California girl swagger;

UGGS and blue jeans in the summertime,

flip flops and daisy dukes in the wintertime.

She’s become a slave to superficial items,

caught up in the hype of Hollywood,

forgetting how life was before all the fame and fortune.

© 2012 by Charles Banks, Jr.

Writing as CURIOSITY

Excerpt from Page 33 of End of the Road

Published by Lulu.com and Caution Tape Poetry

© 2012 by Charles Banks, Jr. Cover art by Selena Howard

Do You Ponder Me Yet? (Curiosity)

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When the moon ceases to guide

the exclusive waves to your concern,

do you still ponder my good health?

When the scent of my estranged

presence is lost in your nightmares,

do you still ponder my whereabouts?

When the last remnants of ache

dry upon your dehydrated cheeks,

do you still ponder my embrace?

When the brave flames of ardor

tire and powerful crackles resonate,

do you still ponder my chaste warmth?

When the fine blades of your betrayal

are nourished by my countless tears,

do you still ponder my broken disposition?

© 2012 by Charles Banks, Jr.

Writing as CURIOSITY

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