More PAD poems

Here are a few more of my A Poem-A-Day challenge from the Poetic Asides blog. I would classify these as character sketch poems.

From Day 20: Take the phrase “Let’s (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then write your poem.

Let’s Not and Say We Did
the glow from My So-Called Life reruns
dances across your face
i keep losing your eyes in the shifting light
even as i hold your face close
your breath rolls in like waves
devoid of oxygen

From Day 22:  Write a judging poem. This is a poem that could be judging others, or it is a poem being judged.

You wait
you wait on me
at a burrito place,
beans covering
your gloved hands.
is it the litany
of questions
you have to ask
or is it my Chanel suit,
the healing of my bruises
that blocks your memory
of me? as i watch you
assemble my meal
with the dexterity
of a Vegas dealer,
I realize luck
be a lady
tonight.

From Day 15:  Use the following five words in your poem: slash, button, mask, strap, and balloon.

Bridesmaid
the strap of your dress
fell sideways as you wobbled
to the black limo of awaiting strangers,
their white shirts unbuttoned,
their blue ties wrung like gift ribbons.
You, the night’s present,
disturb only the fallen balloons
and broken champagne glass
as you walk towards the masked horror.
I turn away — the first slash
from your own personal Brutus.

Special shout out to my poetic friends Cam and Kristi for encouraging me to do these prompts. You ladies rock!

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