Horny Devil

Horny Devil


He stalked her through the streets
Keeping to the edge of darkness
Skirting the light 
Puddled on the ground

I watch him, watch her
This fine upstanding man
The proud husband, the doting father 
The liar

Those secrets men keep
Crossing lines without a second thought
Playing the innocent 
Going home smug and self-satisfied

He approaches her from behind
Whispers in her ear
Easy money this skin trade
But she’s tough as they come

She turns on him, teeth bared 
“Fuck off!” she spits at him 
(I like her, she has a fiery spirit) 
He hurls insults at her back

I floor the accelerator
As he crosses the street
I lay on my horn, his eyes open wide
Still, he never knew what hit him

But you, you saw it coming 
And did nothing to stop it
So now we’re in this together, you and I 
And you know, the devil always gets her due

Words: ©2019LCR
Image: CCO

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    1. Thank you! You just made me smile ear to ear! :)

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  2. Great ending! I like this poem a lot.

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  3. Oh.. I love how you made me an accomplice... brilliant end (and I think he at least partly deserved what he got)

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    1. Thank you. Had no idea where I was taking this one when I started. That unreliable narrator got me!

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  4. Lori, I am very glad you wrote this.
    It reminded of the play/movie, Chicago, and in particular its song, "He had it coming to him." There is no place our society for this animal-like behavior. Unfortunately it is very hard to quell.
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    1. Oh... I never thought of that comparison but now I'm singing the song. The victim who isn't all that innocent, and the perpetrator who doesn't feel all that guilty.

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  5. This is incredibly dark and riveting!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I find the criminal mind fascinating.

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  6. Wow, what an accurate capture of deviant states of mind. It is scary to think of what's out there. Well done!

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    1. Thank you so much. I wanted the reader to be somewhat complicit in the end. Guilt by association.

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  7. I felt as if I was stalking the stalker, Lori, and felt quite grubby! These lines summed it all up for me:
    ‘Those secrets men keep
    Crossing lines without a second thought
    Playing the innocent
    Going home smug and self-satisfied’.
    I too like her and her fiery spirit, and the ending hits the spot.

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    1. Thank you. It feels like you're just out of the picture watching what's happening but the narrator has seen you too and draws you in and now you're a part of it. Her voice came through in my head very loud and clear.

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  8. Oh yes! The skin game where smug buys and the lady suffers.. He won't be bragging any more...Great write!

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