February 11, 2010

I Know

I should be doing some kind of Valentine’s post full of love and hearts and cupids and chocolate and sexy under britches and maybe a sexy chocolate heart shaped bra to fling while holding a single rose in my teeth, but this will have to do. A two fer poem one story from two different views…


It was hot as the sun beat down
Blistering the concrete
I watched from my apartment
Over the wrought iron

Sweat beads on his forehead
Running down his strong jaw
Swirling over, under
Five o’clock shadows

He took off his hat, red hair spilling
Drawing his muscled arm across his face
Dislodging glistening streams of hard work
Not quitting time yet,
The sun had plenty of energy left

So did he, as he worked on
Steaks sizzled on the grill
Muscles flexed and stretched
Come on, honey I whispered
Between sips of iced sweet tea

Places are set, now look up
Our eyes locked
I held a glass in offering his way
His smile told me, I would not be


I saw a girl up on a balcony
Short sassy brown hair
Lit up by the hot summer sun
Into a glowing halo

Could she see me watching?
Wonder what it was like
To be strings on her denim cutoffs
So close, brushing against her skin

Nowhere near night
And I was, lost in a dream
Up there on the third floor
Hungry for what was cooking

Thirsty for a tall shimmering glass
Like the one she just raised to her lips
Wonder where her heart lay
If it was already taken

There was no glint of rings
As her fingers busily worked about
Laying out one too many plates
Another glass glistened in her hand

Daring to look full on into her face
She rose the glass and motioned it my way
I knew from her gaze
I had been claimed


Deanna Schrayer said...

Beautifully sensual poems Paige, and what a great job you did of showing both sides of the story.
Makes me want to head outside with a glass of iced tea...if only there were sunshine instead of snow right now. :(

sheila said...

Wow, nice work! Reminds me of the bachlorette. :)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Damn but this post, beats-the-sexy- pants-off of all those regular Valentine's Day posts, in Pretty Blog Land! ,-)


Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

But I gotta' complain. :-( I had to do 2 Word Verification things, in order to post that one little comment. -sighhhhhhhhhh-

And now, I will have to do another Word Verification, in order to post this one. -sighhhhhhhhhhh-

Jannie Funster said...

Just so so beautiful, Paige. With all the other awesome parts of you I forget what a true talented poet you are. How you wove these two together from each perspective is just amazing.

These are my favorite lines..

"Dislodging glistening streams of hard work"

And the line about laying out one too many plates made me sad.

Jai Joshi said...

How utterly charming. The different perspectives of the man and the woman are lovely.

Happy Valentines Day.


ElizabethR said...

Beautifully done Paige. You wee sexy beast you!

Happy Valentines,

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Wow...very good and sensual poems. I could feel the heat way over here.

Snaggle Tooth said...

whew! Have you been writing romance novels in your spare time?
I need a fan-
Great with the two points of view!

Karin Bartimole said...

Perfect for Valentine's day - sensual, tender, and a bit steamy! you are beautifully descriptive with your words - you paint a very vivid picture.

Linda said...

Fabulous two faces of desire. Setting one place too many. Perfect.

Happy day of love, friend. keep gracing the world with your words... Peace, Linda

Linda said...

Left you a low-cal treat on my blog... come and get it!

HVD! Peace, Linda

Deanna Schrayer said...

Hi Paige, award waiting for you on my site:
Congrats! And thank you for being such a sweet gal!