Gideon Lost In A Shitty Motel Room 

You slept under dust

while the lonely mistress
spread her legs
for the family man,
taking all he could.

while the broken addict
tied a tourniquet 
tightly over his arm,
ready for his next fix.

while the arrogant politician
nervously awaited
his paid escort,
licking his lips, lusting.

while the forgotten runaway 
huddled in despair,
dreaming into the city lights
melting away her past.

while the prosperous business man
stared in the mirror
and cut a line of coke,
snorting success up his nose.

while the married couple
watched pay per view porn
and had desperate sex, 
not quite making love.

while the despondent girl
collected razor blades
and drew a bath
the perfect temperature.

all the while you were there
hidden away, in a drawer,
unopened, unused…
waiting.

Photographer: Unknown 

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