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Poetry with Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: neon nights

Poetry with Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: neon nights
Jenean C Gilstrap
Ken O'neill. Blondes Five in Car

Ken O’neill. Blondes Five in Car

neon nights

bleached blondes five

hidin’ behind black plastic eyes

top down an’ sun tannin’ on their skin

in their candy apple car with chrome born again

headin’ out for some of that las vegas fun

they’ll not sleep till the dealin’s done

ridin’ the dunes to the secrets of the night

in the city of them hot burnin’ lights

where secrets and sin

are the way to begin

an’ dark turns to darker still

when you lose behind the playin’ wheel

an’ if the wheels don’t do ‘em in

there’s always the cards to win

play some black jack or twenty one

but don’t let ‘em know you carry a gun

it’s win or lose all

in the life of a moll

an’ if the cards don’t treat ‘em right

then there’s always the trick of the night

you ain’t gotta leave till tomorrow noon

an’ if the cards don’t treat ‘em right

then there’s always the trick of the night

grab a john an’ take a room

you ain’t gotta leave till tomorrow noon

an’ if the john don’t pay for a job well done

then he’ll have to pay with a trip to hell

there ain’t no half way in them

little desert desserts

where greed an’ lust are lovers too

an’ they’re gonna make a fool outta you

on them

neon nights

~

Ken O'neill. Casino Woman in Red Throwing Dice

Ken O’neill. Casino Woman in Red Throwing Dice

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Jenean C Gilstrap

Since childhood, Ms. Gilstrap has had a love of words-of writing and other arts. An individualist, she chooses not to follow any pre-conceived pattern for the outlay of these words – rather, she allows them the freedom to forge their own path as they make their way from her heart to pen to paper. Her art work involves both photography and mixed media on large canvasses. She is a weekly featured poet in Yareah Magazine where her works have appeared for more than a year. Her piece The Granite God was the winning poem in Painted Bride Quarterly Sidebar #12 [2012]. Her work has been featured in performance poetry theatrical productions in Louisiana and her short story, Retribution, published in the Helicon Literary Magazine there. She and her gypsywomanworld blog are included as character/story elements in Ghost Key, the fictional work of award-winning author Trish MacGregor. Her first volume of poetry [2013], words unspoken, is available in both paperback and on kindle at amazon. She currently divides her time between her home in Louisiana and the east coast as she completes her second volume of poetry to be published in 2013.

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