The Girl With Ouzo Lips by Colin Crewdson

she plays with that zizzy thing
in her brain
and one anorexia later

floats out of the pond
in a bag
to the drumming of alcohol and sex

she sees wrinkled seas from a plane
false visions of ageing skin
and yielding sofas

but do we love each other?
her facebook page
is mirrored in fluff

Athens reflected in lenses
lips and lashes
her spooked image held

in crowded adoration
her pupils wide in the gathering snow

a trending pieta

Colin Crewdson lives in Devon, England, and has followed a career investigating the mishaps of life and history. His poems have appeared in The Journal, Ink Sweat and Tears, The High Window, The Open Mouse amongst others.

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