It’s true, I said, I’m musically promiscuous
but I thought you were too?
Surely we belong together?
What a gorgeous catastrophe,
you replied, how we flamenco like this
but never meet, not really.
Then let’s rewrite the script, I urged
let’s go one cerulean afternoon
to the cottonwoods
where the bees wallow
and make like a samba in the zinnias.
No one need ever know! Besides
I wore my peignoir for you
and the moment is already cyanic.
You give me some kind of all-overishness
damn you! you declared, but got up
gruntled, took my hand
and led me there.
© N Nazir 2023
Written for Shay’s Word Garden where Shay brings us inspiration with award-winning poet Alicia Suskin Ostriker, with the word list taken from her poetry collection The Crack in Everything (words used: gorgeous, catastrophe, flamenco, cerulean, cottonwoods, bees, samba, zinnias).
Written also for Sammi Scribbles Writing Prompt: Script, 100 words.
*This is really a belated Throwback Thursday 🙂 But has also been my earworm this week.