I pull the pigtails
of the pale
is a raggedy shroud.
She is skinny
in a past life
She says, “Every time I shoplift, an angel sheds a tear”
Rob Goldstein 2015-2018
I often write from the perspective of an alternate personality, in this case Peter, a child alternate who thinks he’s a ghost. I first posted this piece in July 2016.
Warning: Content may be triggering.
The Monsters are Back
Today was a week and now is a year.
It’s 1958; monsters are everywhere.
They hiss faggot as I walk with my
They gather in packs and surround me.
I freeze in horror and shame.
It’s 2018 and the monsters are back.
I know these monsters;
They killed me when I was five.
More info: What is an alternate?
Warning: potentially triggering content.
A single homicide has a dozen victims
by the whore who lived upstairs,
‘usta stench, but nothin’
your disordered flesh.
The cops thought
you were Black
Tall order lady,
greasy spoon waitress:
what did we do–
to deserve this?
(c) Rob Goldstein, 1982 – 2015