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I dream in cold blood
where air coagulates
and legs slip
on plastic chairs.
I like the way blond women
paint their toenails red
and wear tiny gold hoops
in their ears.
I can imagine them
on the chairs -
perfectly still as they
run out of things
to say to me.
So many
of the same questions -
and I just make up answers -
things about my mother
and their sons,
stories not found on TV
or in their magazines.

But they leave me gifts -
mementoes, really -
rings from their toes
lips carelessly left behind
on my glasses
and hair -
clips of fake yellow
and that shade of brown
you find underneath sinks.

I keep them all...

And dream in cold blood.
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LancelotPrice Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Francis Dolarhyde, creating his own reality since 1981. Or earlier.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional Writer
LOL. Sometimes I wonder what my fascination with Serial Killers says about me...
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LancelotPrice Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
I dunno, but perhaps you could turn it into bestselling novels. :D
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is chilling and amazing
:heart: Elle
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks so much!
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Michaeldavitt Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Writer
Ted Ted I like what you said, mr Bundy your cake is a rather bundt object to my waste line
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Writer
LOL! Well put!
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Michaeldavitt Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Writer
on a serious note the poem was quite good and well "fleshed out" goose bump wise ..... bravo !
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MistRaven Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
so nice to see your work again Brendan :hug:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Writer
And so nice to see you, love.
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MistRaven Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:D thanks love and so nice to see u as well.... also thanks for the fav :glomp:
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Diamonds-Dont-Shine Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Chilling!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Writer
I am glad you think so.
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ted got issues!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional Writer
Indeed he had!
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cristinewakesuphappy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
chilling. :fear:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank-you very much.
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caddman Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
...Fantastic beautiful work...:clap:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks very much my friend.
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caddman Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
...always a pleasure, my friend cheers...:lolly:
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Villenueve Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Superbly dark and raw!, I love it!, your poetry is the best my dearest Brendan!:worship:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks, love.
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le-sosie Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist
ted.....bundy?
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Writer
Indeed.
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le-sosie Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist
interesting
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HippieHebe Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is just harrowing. I love the line ''where air coagulates'' A genius and gritty change from your romantic poetry.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks. It is a bit darker than what I have done lately.
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TheMockingBird Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
I love how psychopathic killer this is....I got chills. ^_^ I love reading your poetry.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Writer
Psychopaths...getting into their heads and finding out the whys...it interests me.
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Mooyi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Writer
shivers went up my spine!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Writer
I hope that is good? Thanks!
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Pretty words - gritty edge.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank-you. It is a favorite topic of mine.
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks so much!
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BlackBowfin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Harrowing and disturbingly effective- almost hurts to read it.  Well done.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank-you. I have a fascination with abnormal psychology - the whole nature or nurture debate.
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BlackBowfin Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Unwinnable arguments are often the most fun.  :)  Plenty o fuel for the writes.
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SylvanSmith Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice...
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks very much!
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SylvanSmith Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How is the publishing world going?
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Writer
Things came up and it all was put on hold. I am again pursuing it.
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SylvanSmith Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Such is the way of publishing. Keep at it. 
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nosirrah123 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I had to look up Ted Bundy to understand this poem, creepy dude to say the least.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Writer
He was very twisted. Oddly enough, he is one of the few serial killers without a history of abuse or trauma. He looked and acted like the All-American Boy.
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nosirrah123 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I heard that he was raised believeing that his mother was his sister and his grandmother was his mother. His grandfather also might have been his father, as he was extremely violent.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional Writer
I had not read that. I read he had a fairly normal upbringing compared to others. Thanks!
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SubliminalFox Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful... Your words remind me of the main character of the movie, American Psycho. A beautiful, arrogant and successful man attracts women not because he is chivalrous or kind, but exclusively because he is beautiful, charismatic and holds power. He doesn't want any woman in particular, so he uses and disposes of them. I love the fact that you expressed the inner workings of a "cold-blooded" individual in a poem. This is so honest and true, very beautiful and oh-so-tragic. I've read this over three times already. Fantastic work. I plan to check out your other work, and maybe watch you. Keep up the fine work.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Writer
Serial Killers are definitely big on control and power - it is their M.O. Thanks for the remarks - much appreciated.
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SubliminalFox Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem :)
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