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Plastic Smile Plastic Smile
by Nikos Laios
2019-09-03 06:56:21
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The old spice
Mingled with stale
Beer and cabbage
As the girls with
The vacant faces
And hollowed eyes
Danced on stage
Like empty dolls.

smile01_400While the moon
Swam in the
Solitude of night,
And millions
Of lights flickered
Across the earth
Like candles.

Washing the cold
And hungry streets,
And the rusted
Petrol stations,
And the ancient
Diners.

As hunger and death
Stalked the streets
Like wolves,
While the girls with
The vacant faces
And hollowed eyes
Danced on stage
With plastic smiles,
And cigarette smoke
Rose from rough
Nicotine stained
Hands clutching
Crumpled dollar bills.

The walls crumbled
And fell around them
Slowly into the dust
As the music played,
And the girls danced,
And the alcohol flowed,
And the bombs fell,
And the children died;
While the world slept
In its cold ignorance
Bathed in a crystal blue.

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With a digital drawing from Nikos Laios

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