Daily Archives: February 13, 2009

Off Topic: Today’s Verse 22

he caught her eye with a basket
starched and prepped for an emergency
thoroughbreds on the course of
a knee-length flirt
a rusting transistor radio forfeits
the regional title
for a ride in a blimp

it was made of benign sojourners
who only wanted a moment of his focused,
disbelieving reticence

to where her skirt frayed
and he walked with last year’s roll-over minutes
collected for a gilded page of fame
he’d set her at ease
opposite the pile of laffy taffy,
to soak in a vat of orange fanta
skimming the crests of retired relief
.

-yiqi 12 feb 09 11:51pm