The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Alan Catlin

A few drinks after hours and she
thought that her life was an epic saga,
a high octane drama, an action movie
like “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”,
the European versions, that she was
the star of.  Her life, before stimulants,
was more Asperger’s than wizard of
the code world, toxic avenger, steeped
in international intrigue masquerading
as a bisexual madwoman on tour as
the lead singer of all girl Alt band that
made Patti Smith in her prime seem
tame.  Whacked on whatever, she
tangoed to an inner music louder than
any juke box made by man or healed
by alien, gyrating like a heat seeking,
spotlight heliotrope, refueling her body
with more kinetic energy than a laboratory
lightning strike, so turbo charged she needed
no head lamps to illuminate where she
was headed in the dark.

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Alan Catlin is a widely published poet in the US of A and elsewhere. His most recent book is “Books of the Dead: a memoir with poetry” about the deaths of his parents. He is a retired professional barman and the editor of the online poetry zine misfitmagazine.net.

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