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The Fainter

It was obvious how to do it

Yet I couldn’t figure it out

Until I saw it in a movie

Then it became a question,

Was I wicked enough

To pull it off?

Was I strong enough

To see it through?

 

In one instant, you’re alive,

Eyes darting, heart pounding,

Gushing love, throwing temper…

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Added by Michael Reid Rubenstein on January 13, 2013 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

2013, charcoal, acrylic paint on paper, 30" x 22"

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2013 charcoal, acrylic paint on paper 30"x 22"

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The Fainter's Wife

She looks at mirror

Cannot understand

What she’s become

Never queen her entire life

She glances out alley window

Into 4am darkness

Feeling tragic ending

To accidental romance

Premeditated murder

In Chicago in bitter winter

In rundown diner kitchen

Haphazardly displayed

Sharp shiny…

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Added by Michael Reid Rubenstein on January 6, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Striving For Perfection Fucks Up Everything

 

I’m the worst cunt in the world

No one is worse than me.

For my next bride,

I shall marry the Queen of She

Ba (Academy presents her majesty.

Nominee gushes.

Audience applauds exhaustively.)

She will manhandle me,

Liquor on her breath,

Feathers framing vagina.

Inflamed blossoms drenching submissions

She told me to delete

The photographs,

Even though there were many

Caught her beauty in…

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Added by Michael Reid Rubenstein on December 30, 2012 at 8:17am — 4 Comments

2012 charcoal on paper 30"x 22"

Added by Michael Reid Rubenstein on December 20, 2012 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

In Lieu of the Princess's Departure

In search of what we do not know

desire what we cannot know

she seeks strange desires inflames.

Strange is the only life I’ve known.

 

When I was young

I thought for sure

Some girl would marry me

And we’d be happy.

 

I didn’t know

evils in this world,

tasks of aging disease death.

Under duress I vowed

 

to be good boy

Most of the time I’m scared.

Life is risky.…

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Added by Michael Reid Rubenstein on December 20, 2012 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Santa Undone

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Added by Michael Reid Rubenstein on December 15, 2012 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Ophelia Reconfigured

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

Ophelia Reconfigured

The complete work or as Corinne commented, “No fiction is ever finished.”

by Michael Reid Rubenstein…

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Added by Michael Reid Rubenstein on December 14, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

In Lieu of Abuse

In Lieu of Abuse

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I have problems with letting go, moving on, losing people. Nothingness is recurring nightmare. It seems like events around me aren’t good, but I get used to them, then ground pulls from under me, and I’m supposed to adapt, which I do too slowly, and grow accustomed to not good situations getting worse, when ground pulls from under me again, and here I am in recurring nightmare, only it’s reality.…

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Added by Michael Reid Rubenstein on December 8, 2012 at 9:33am — No Comments

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