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,
drizzle,
miles.

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

 

 

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Poetic Asides November Chapbook Challenge, day 7

 

 

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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.

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