She Quotes Hitler by Lee Lincecum

she meant what she said
when she quoted Hitler
I don’t think all the men in Philly
could have held her down –
seven is far too few

and her tattoos
in an ancient language, say
“Such is life”
the same words she spoke
the day her innocence died

and she meant what she said
when she quoted Hitler
i still remember her favorite
“Let them fight, for those who do not fight,
do not deserve to live.”

and it used to piss me off
“You’re just like him.” I’d say
“No” she’d say
“I’m nothing like Hitler,
because Hitler failed.”

her saliva – acid
 to dissolve the lies they told her,
and spit them back.
and her stiletto heels – razor blades
made to thrash the throats of the unrighteous

and she meant what she said
when she quoted Hitler

but she still smiled
every time
I brought her flowers.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s