A 1920’s romance

At first, she was ice

water in a sweaty 


“Slow down!” her voice laced

like the nylons wrapped


legs that went from here

to there, then back



But, being quite debonair

with suit and acting lessons,


talker, his kiss was waking

up from sleeping and


a nightmare out a window and

hearing it land in a trash



In a park with a vaudeville

background and a white collar script,


fingers deep in a wave, hand

wrapped around her intent,


cozy on striped colors, pressing lips

against theatrical makeup, “au



Applause! Applause! standing middle

class leisure time, theater circuits


they toured urban hubs, toured each

others lives, selected each


for their vague, faint, but harmless

gentility… lived happily ever



Copyright © 05/06/2014 Ð Ṝ Ƣ Ñeedle & Ŧhread®


4 comments on “A 1920’s romance

  1. excelsizeus says:

    Reblogged this on Inklings and devlings and commented:
    Just discovered darkroastedpoetry. I may not have a writing group, but the inspiration of others online is a great inspiration. Will definitely revisit here for new posts as I love the playful formatting in this example that makes me think of a Cage ‘mesostic’.

  2. A lovely poem with an interesting rhyming scheme and I like the illustration too.

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