Big Tent Poetry, gong poetry, Poetry

day 5. late

big tent poetry gong poetry day 5 new to you. today i pick marilyn monroe…

I am invariably late for appointments … sometimes, as much as two hours. I’ve tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing.

too strong and
too pleasing
the scent of significant
leads the way

a thought evades
the second hand
vacating the corners
dusty with knowledge

one would rather
smile pleasingly
high heels clicking
and a swing of hips