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Pretty Graves

A girl checks her reflection in the tinted glass of an ambulance

This is a magazine

Six-inch heels grinding across a board of rusty nails

This is a magazine

The flatlands in skin

This is a magazine

Palm trees in short skirts

This is a magazine

Mine lights in gaunt caves

This is a magazine

Skyscrapers in concrete strap backs

This is a runway

Smirnoff, protein shakes, and cigarettes

This is a runway

Bone shelves for silk shirts

This is a runway

Celery sticks and porcelain

This is a girl

Acid erosion and crimson water

This is a girl

Collapsing wires and shock paddles

This is a girl

A wooden ladder in a prom dress

This was a girl

*Pretty Graves is from the book “Original Soundtrack Not Available”– a full collection of cutting edge poetry by Ara Harris.

About Ara Harris

Ara Harris
Music junkie, Atari 2600 bringer backer, word maker upper, loves to photograph and write about suburban decay. Ara grew up on a corner lot in small town Ohio. She began escaping the micro minds of the Midwest by listening to music, watching b films, and touring the cities in her mind. She wrote poetry on the back of algebra tests and asked Lou Reed to take her to prom. Two decades later she self published a full collection of poetry that one reader described as “a Tom Verlaine riff in every synapse”. She believes that we all have a gift, we just have to find it.

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