By: Kristina Louisa Carr

The red lights turn on when it’s dark outside
Clients searching for things they’ll never confide
Standing on coblestones looking up from the street
Illuminated windows highlight goods indiscreet

Under wigs and make up beauty is disguised
What you see is what you get as advertised
Bodies carefully displayed in all shapes and sizes
Gender confusion may cause hidden surprises

Here everything goes and nothing is really taboo
Flesh covered by garments that are see through
Customer service for every fetish is provided
If you’re unsure take a full tour that is guided

Bars and shops are open for personal entertainment
If you have the money you can make an arrangement
Dancers deliver the illusion of art hanging from a pole
While the police gets free coffee when on nightly patrol

Latex lace leather piercings and tatoos are on display
There are no unsatisfied dreams as long as you can pay
The oldest profession is in demand and that’s no tale
Just a regular night in Amsterdam and love is for sale

Kristina Louisa Carr

Daily Quote: Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill

Linguist Corner-SPANISH: reacio, adjective
to be reluctant, to be unwilling
Reacio, reluctant, unwilling, is the opposite of dispuesto. You often use it with the preposition a and an infinitive:
Es reacio a aceptar la propuesta.
He’s reluctant to accept the suggestion.

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Posted by V. Mahfood - 2011
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1 Response
  1. Anonymous Says:

    This is an awsome poem that stirs imagination.