Sunday, January 6, 2013

Did I Say That Aloud - A Magpie Tale

image by Daniel Murtagh
courtesy Tess Kincaid's The Mag

Did I Say That Aloud?

I would touch your breast
with my skeletal fingers
but you shut your door
smiling as you do
and I am weather beaten
and wet and freezing
in the cold cold day.

I hope your power goes out.
I am all screwed up.

January 6, 2013 12:01 PM


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19 comments:

  1. I placed your poem in the 'fascinating' category.

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  2. Sharp and tangy, like fine cheese.

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  3. ouch ...poor guy he needs help!

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  4. Ouch is right! But there is something about this picture that so lends itself to this piece!

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    1. LOL!! Thank you. Probably not me. :D I don't remember...but then how could I write this if I wasn't in the thick of it sometime? Anyway. You brightened up my day no end.

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  6. She certainly slammed the door in your face!

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  7. Oh, for god's sake, Christopher! You impossible romantic. That breast is just like mine, you stinker!

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    1. I don't think this poem's about you, whoever you are... and when was the last time my fingers were ever skeletal?

      LOL

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  8. Love the quirky play in the last stanza...power/screwed...

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    1. Wow. I didn't plan that. Thanks for pointing it out.

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  9. The desire of the unavailable/unattainable does sort of screw us up at times.

    Anna :o]

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  10. The chicken crossed the road and had me at "did I say that aloud"! love it Christopher!
    :-)

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    1. I am changing the title right now. :D "That" works much better than "It". I would be careful of the chicken though.

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  11. Very Grim Reaper, like some half remembered memory , floating to the surface , craving more life. On ya mate

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  12. I'm glad she shut the door. Having your breast fondled by skeletal fingers doesn't sound all that appealing or erotic. This piece is interesting all the same!

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  13. My fingers have actually always been rather fat...

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The chicken crossed the road. That's poultry in motion.


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