Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Allure



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Late night rendezvous
triggered anxious thoughts of you

Crossing the proverbial line
initiates another glass of wine

Flirting romantic advances
spark sexy teasing dances

Intoxicated plumes
In a smoke filled room

The greasy spoon smell
Broke the hypnotic spell

I roused and looked around
Overwhelmed by the jukebox sound

Head held in shaking hands
Another coffee lands

Eyes cower trying to flee
Desperately scribbling poetry

This tempting respite sigh begets
A napkin housing unspoken secrets

Posted for Sunday Photography Interview: Scott Wyden & Poetry Challenge

9 comments:

  1. oo love it...def some story in that one...i write on napkins too so you got me there as well...confession is good for your soul...smiles.

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  2. What a wonderful poem! I use to write on napkins when I cocktailed years ago. I wonder whatever happened to those writitngs.
    Helena I love your worte thank you for sharing it with us.
    Blessings

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  3. I can so relate to this. There is a lot of fodder for poetry in places like that.

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  4. I too another napkin scribbler ~ when I can't lay hands to my notepad ~ left in another coat pocket ~ even resorted to toilet paper .. Ahh and the Diner ~ the jukebox ~ the food smells and full of characters ~ how you created this whole atmosphere, was wonderful Helena ~ not many Diners here but those I've been in ~ I've loved it ~ Mmmmm could just go a plate of fries :) ~ and a peep across our table shared on both our napkins to compare ~ feel like I've dined with a lovely friend of like mind ~ wonderful experience ~ Excellent Helena

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  5. Ummm , I've been the waitress in that greasey spoon, and the desprate poet too... your talent just oozes... love it all !

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  6. Nostalgic, evocative and speaks to me of similar moments sipping wine to every line. Perfect!

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  7. love the greasy spoon smell line...made me smile..this sure can break all hypnotic spell..hehe

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  8. reminds me of a greasy spoon that I frequent often when I wasin college,only I never wrote poetry,but read and on occasion scribbled math to prove a point in an discussion that I was having with another geek,so to speak. Well written once again Helena.

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  9. I love the "Americana" kind of places in life...such inspiration for writing...you remind me of me...with a napkin...

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