she tried to erase him…

she tried to erase him
with sex drugs and drink

and when she had grown
with trips to a shrink

at the end of her quest
imagine the stink

when at last she learned
he was written in ink

Shelly Bryant splits her time between Singapore and Shanghai, working as a translator, freelance writer, researcher, and student of Chinese language and culture. She is the author of two volumes of poetry, Cyborg Chimera and Under the Ash, and a travel guide to the city of Suzhou entitled Suzhou Basics. She loves to read, write, cycle, and travel, and enjoys the opportunities for all of these that her present migratory lifestyle affords. You can visit her website at

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2 Responses to she tried to erase him…

  1. Ahhh….an ‘ode’ to a stink from ink. Imagery at its best! 😉

  2. Shelly says:

    Thanks William! It was fun to write this one.

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