LATE AFTERNOON DELIGHT

LATE AFTERNOON DELIGHT
Ivan Jenson

Your thoughts like
your hair are
braided too tightly
your lips
are pursed like
your purse
where you keep
all the secret things
that a woman needs
to get by
like the chapstick
you can apply
to awkward pauses
in coffee shop conversations
what I am saying is
stop watching your watch
and trying to tell time
what to do
you can’t change the fact
that it could be a quarter to
so much more than four
don’t you see this moment
hinges on your
laughter over spilled
half and half

©2012 This work is the property of the author.

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Posted on May 1, 2012, in Ivan Jenson, POETRY and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. The last of Ivan’s submissions to MM. If you like his poetry, then head to the Poets’ Page for a link to his site.

  2. Hey, this is cool; you do a great job capturing a snapshot in time and some personality depth as well. Awesome word plays!

  3. I think there’s so much more, a hint of resentment a communication problem of one person trying and but failing to connect. or maybe not depending laughter can be split 50 / 50

  4. Brilliant poem – not a line out of place and not a line I did not like.

  5. Timing is everything in love,the battle of the sexes, warring for manners ,meditations, moods which can appear as quickly as laughter or a tear.

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