Haunting

Haunting

Your amber liquid swirls around as you consider
Another sip or stealing a glance from your beloved.
She vacates; a cigarette rolls between her thumb and finger.
Your companion, silent, still accompanies you.

Amidst a sea of people, you feel singled out;
Yet, no one looks at you, except maybe your friend.
His glass is empty, but his wallet is destitute;
And you finally take that sip.

A row of inebriation sits at the bar and you see it all.
Rowdy laughter erupts, but nothing was funny to you.
You spot a blue haired, red dressed woman. She smiles
To a lady of the night, and brushes the hair from her face.

Finally, she reappears, her breath of pungent ash;
As repulsive as it once was, it’s comforting, now.
She is insistent to depart and you wonder if she
Ran into an ex-lover or if she is merely – done.

The raucous diminishes to cricket chirps
and sparse Doppler engine noise as you,
Your girlfriend, and your companion trek away,
In a bipedal zig-zag of heavy, wavy, thoughts.

You glance back, and you see the blue-haired,
Harmless predator. She kisses goodbye to her Betty.
You think to kiss your lady. Before you know it,
You’ve found yourself in bed, asleep, alone.

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This was written purposely in second person, as you can see, and is inspired by true events that happened recently. It's a brand new poem that was just written as part of both my personal goal to write an average of 4 poems a week and part of the '30 in 30' challenge on hubpages. Thanks for checking this one out!

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DStettler 6 years ago

Very good I just hope no les-cougar comes after you for it. :P


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leni sands 6 years ago from UK

I love it. Awesome. Keep up the good work.

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