connotations leeriest

just a photo
she’d brush off
but
with a look
it’s funny
in a way
the light
doesn’t know
quite what to do
with her
you can
appreciate
dreamy dream-like and
dangerous
very dangerous
but not scary
which makes her worse
you can’t
stop it
you can only hope to
contain it
constrain it
restrain it
no
never
ever
why would you
waste
you wonder
when you let yourself
you wonder
what that moment was
really like
what sorcerer conjured up
that smile
the luring innocence
what genetic jackpot
prized us
those dark warm eyes
you want on you
now
now
turn
jealous of where
her gaze lands
hanging on
an unheard word
if you had to
if you had no other choice but
to be trapped in a moment…
ever so slightly blurred
luminous perfection

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  1. sediqa says:

    \”luring innocence\”? She sounds like a siren, luring unsuspecting men to shipwreck on rocky shores. I\’d stay away from her, if I were you.

  2. Katie says:

    Is that about Michelle Obama?

    You know she’s a firecracker.

  3. brandy says:

    See Peter, these are the things you need to SAY to girls. Maybe take them up to a lighthouse and say it. Or tell them in the shower on a Tuesday morning. Or take them in a rowboat and then get caught in the rain and tell them it’s still not over and swoop in for a big kiss.

    I think that last one might have been from the notebook. But still. It worked for them, so you should do it. And then of course, blog about it.

  4. BS says:

    I always appreciate the way you leave these vague enough for us female readers to imagine ourselves into them.

  5. JenBun says:

    Love it, P. :)

  6. Colleen says:

    I think that was my favorite word doodle/poem yet.

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