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.


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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