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

2 thoughts on “Off Topic: Today’s Verse 22

  1. kevmoore

    and todays favourite line:
    “it was made of benign sojourners”

    – though it was a close call, as I was particularly partial to
    “soaking in a vat of orange fanta skimming the crests of retired relief.” Great stuff, SP

    Reply
  2. sittingpugs Post author

    Danke Kev. It was somewhat inspired by real events. The first line came to me last night while I was surfing the net and watching korean music videos.

    And then out the rest tumbled.

    Reply

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