At Least She’s Got a Good Beat

This poem is a Tuesday
afternoon. She’s still mooning
over Monday. She’s got “someday”
on her mind, and too many
places to be.

She would gladly pay you
a farthing
a starling
a song
to get on outta here,
dodge this desk
and ditch these shoes.

She’d choose some blues,
some distant shore
where she feels like more
and worries less
and stresses
her syllables
with only salt
and air.

Give her a little something
to make her feel strong,
make her stop longing
for distance,

Loan her Friday pockets,
……………Sunday’s smile.



Poetic Asides November Chapbook Challenge, day 7



This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to At Least She’s Got a Good Beat

  1. maggie says:

    What an outstanding closing.

  2. Reatha Thomas Oakley says:

    I do the weekly fiction prompts and have been stopped by the most absurd, this week’s prompt word, reasons, including Hitchcock and peacock. I suggest writing mooning as m00ning and see what happens.

  3. I can relate to this whimsical poem

  4. Sherry Marr says:

    I love this so much. Every word and line.

  5. Candy says:

    I don’t care what the cyber-censors say, I love just as it is 😉

  6. Look at Fartthing (fart) and Loan is considered objectionable because of spam schemes.

Use your words.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.