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by ROO BARDOOKIE
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Somebody’s watching me

Somebody's watching you

In horror I writhe to see the lines of anger

etched in my daughter's face

I turn away in shame as her burning eyes

Stare with a hate



Who taught you to act like that?

It was my God damn daddy!

Who taught me to act like that?

It was my God damn daddy!



I perform in the spotlight

On a front court, rectangle stage

I grind and curse and stare with rage

I age before your very eyes



As one who can love and despise in the same act



Who taught you to act like that?

It was my God damn daddy!

Who taught me to act like that?

It was my God damn daddy!



Now a torch I pass to you

And I try to show you the smile of it, the thrill of it,

The good chill and the soul laughter



That is a respectable Jekyll

But your daddy is Hyde and can't hide



Who taught you to act like that?

I am your God damn daddy!

Who taught me to act like that?

He's still my God damn daddy!



Before you harden into my scary mask



Before there is no turning back

Before they say: Like father, like daughter



Because from time to time with me and your grandpa

It is like father and son



I'll keep on trying,

I'll show you right



Who taught us to act like that?

It is our blessed mommy. . .



   
   

 

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From the fires of a Gypsy camp, come the curses and stories of this horror/whore named Roo. She can’t shake the ghost, who pines for Alice White. She wants to pluck the eyes of Louis Marvin, and use them as olives in a martini. www.roobardookie.com. Roo’s micro Cannibal School: Picking up Johnny appears in the August 2013 issue of HelloHorror, her micro Saint No. 2 appears in the October 2013 issue, her micro, Saint No. 1 appears in the December 2013 issue, her poem, Fuck You Dear Reader appears in the August 2014 issue, her poem, Meat Grinder, appears in the October 2014, and her poem, Based on Dali's Painting: Dante's Reassurance, appears in the December 2014 issue of HelloHorror.



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