4.16.2011

30/30: day sixteen - straight-laced woman

day sixteen prompt: Respond to the poem you posted yesterday (Day 15) with a poem of your own.

straight-laced woman

I wish I was
a loose woman.

crazy in my own right,
indeed,
but not spontaneous
or dangerous.

a bitch,
yes,
certainly,
but not a
double-barrel shot-gun
loose-cannon.

no,
more like
a steep-the-tea-to-perfection and/or bitterness,
straight-laced
woman.

pull the strings
of my corset tighter.

put the books in
size order.

comment-allez vous?
je ne sais pas!
laissez-moi seul l'enfer!

shut the door behind you,
close the curtains at night.

straight-laced
woman.

2 comments:

Devadeva Mirel said...

i would like it, but...what jayadeva said. this would be a fun poem to hear you read

kmala said...

in retrospect, something along the lines of "anal-retentive woman" would have been more fun.