blue blotters and crystal balls

blue blotters and crystal balls

A Poem by R.G. Johnson

blue with grey around the edges and dents in the fender.


blue blotters and crystal balls


we did it all the time

when we were kids


I thought it would be fun

you know, reliving the glory

and all


so I ate a hit of acid

and went to the fortune

teller on clematis


her face was a leathery tragedy

and her legs were skinny vein-tracked mistakes

but her tits were perfect crystal globes

they showed me the best parts of my past

for just a moment


she said I was on the verge of true love,

financial stability and great adventure

she said I’d be healthy and happy

and live a long meaningful life


I told her that I’ve been in love for years,

I’m broke

and that she was yet another symptom

of the boredom that consumes


I told her that I have cancer

and that the meaning of life was

its complete lack of meaning


I was in tears

but her magical tits were the beautiful sunset

at the end of a miserable rainy day


what a brilliant mishap

and her breasts weren’t the only stars

shining downtown that night.


I realized that tits are a great reason

to live another day.  

one more unlikely savior in the void.

© 2009 R.G. Johnson

Author's Note

R.G. Johnson
Merry! Merry! and Happy! Happy!
Try not to get trampled at the store.

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Loved the energy and edge. No need for ryhme just raw perspective and truth delivered on a honest and delicous platter. I'm a fan.

Posted 5 Months Ago

This is unconventionally good. the base language and vulgarity present is sharply reflective of the randomness of life's work. if intended to be so, that is.

Posted 7 Years Ago

This is really good! I like how you only capitalized the "I"s I'm not sure if that was your point, but it made it seem like it was about you, and my attention stayed on you. i dont think that makes sense but oh well
I liked this (:

Posted 8 Years Ago

i liked it. i wont bore you with all the reasons....f**k it. acid, tits, and cancer. fantastic

Posted 8 Years Ago

I didn't expect to like it while I started to read about tits in the manner they were described, but quickly afterward, I was smirking along with the humor of the piece. It is a great mixture of light and heavy, and you've penned it well enough to evoke that interest in the characters while entertaining the reader at the same time. Great job. =]

Posted 8 Years Ago

Awesome! I enjoyed this writing. Felt like I was in your story. God bless

Posted 9 Years Ago

This has so many facets of awesome. Made me giggle and shake my head sadly.

Very well done!

Posted 10 Years Ago

Some lines have such beautiful imagery that I just have to re-read them over and over. Nice touch of humour to relieve the 'heaviness' of the piece. Very nicely penned.

Posted 10 Years Ago

you really let me have a great image with this poem, and it was one that was funny as well as emotional.

Posted 11 Years Ago

hey this was pretty funny as well as emotional .. i liked it a lot

Posted 11 Years Ago

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11 Reviews
Shelved in 2 Libraries
Added on December 22, 2009
Last Updated on December 22, 2009
Tags: poetry, magic, breasts, reflection, humor


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