Regular Poem: She’s the kind

11 Apr

I promise I finished this poem on April 10.  My picture and caption took me longer than I’d hoped.

She’s the kind
of lady who likes
to make an entrance–
in furs and finery,
silver cloaked,
with shimmering smokey make-up (dark and decadent),
pearls glistening and teeth
glistening more.
She is mysterious and aggressive and cold and languid
and in charge.

She glides in
whenever she feels
moved
by some ill wind
blowing gales of wet lace and cloudy diamonds
down and through and in and out and up.

She’s taken to being late
lately
coasting into your place
at that hour when
the party’s over
but the melody lingers on,
and she wants to dance.
And you have to let her.

And so she dances,
does a frigid fandango,
a frosty foxtrot,
a glacial gavotte,
a polar pavane.
And you stand watching.
There’s something very elegant
about her,
but you still wonder
when she’ll leave.

And if she’ll show up on your doorstep
in a few weeks
expecting you to take her stole
and kiss her lovingly
and ask all about her life.

And when she does,
you won’t want to do any of those things,
but you will do all of those things.
Because she does as she pleases.
Because she’s that kind.

Ice Roses

Spoiler Alert: This poem is about how winter is kind of a presumptuous witch. For example, it was 75 degrees yesterday, and this rose bush is still confused about why it’s encased in ice today.

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6 Responses to “Regular Poem: She’s the kind”

  1. Donna Riley (@djpr2001) 11 April 2013 at 12:19 AM #

    Elegant, lovely writing.

  2. Charlene Woodley 11 April 2013 at 10:36 AM #

    Love it…this post does much in the manner of evoking the realization that we should all be confident regardless of the way we see ourselves. Thanks for that!:)

    • TheBestofAlexandra 15 April 2013 at 12:23 AM #

      A poet does what a poet can. 😉 Although, to be honest, I’m not sure what you mean. But I’m open to any interpretations, of course!

  3. silverscreenings 14 April 2013 at 1:58 PM #

    This is the PERFECT poem for Winter…and Spring, too, in our part of the world.

    • TheBestofAlexandra 15 April 2013 at 12:21 AM #

      Well thank you, ma’am. And WTH does spring even think it’s up to right now?

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