Cretan Maineiac

Rookie - 2 Points (April 29,1961 / Lewiston, ME USA)

Pulling Muscles for Michelle


I would've quit anything to
get inside
that long purple coat ('it's supposed

to get real cold tonight') , taken a night
job driving
taxi ('you drove a cab? ') just to hear

that phone ring ('you'd better call
me') , and then
beyond the shadows that Squeeze song came on & i

sang along... skipped out on work
just to share
lunch, lied about

that number on the phone bill, even got
caught- behind the
shadows- that almost something that wasn't, singing

along, even as the phone hadn't
rung in days, weeks,
months in work-worn (not stone-

washed) jeans & awaiting her soft-brown-smilin'-Irish-
(trebly) baritone to
chime along 'you're just a big ol' money tree &

need

someone to Shake it
all
out of you.' But behind

the shadows- X-mas eve, New Year's, Labor
Day, the Day
After Thanksgiving, cold drizzle at the Neil

Young show- nothing was too good to
quit for
those eyes & that voice ringing along w/ the

misheard lyrics, in the night before or
morning after, 'good
talking to you...I

thought about you for...other things...I'm
getting in the
bathtub to osmose...' unlisted, now, officially

licensed/maine.edu-Brand
mas ter & mother, nor
ever Scheduled to to be

Bothered to
Ring me
again.

Submitted: Saturday, December 08, 2007
Edited: Thursday, April 28, 2011

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Comments about this poem (Pulling Muscles for Michelle by Cretan Maineiac )

  • Rookie - 166 Points Dr.subhendu Kar (12/16/2007 11:59:00 AM)

    Really interesting poem as i enjoy by the glaze of urs, quite genial yet through ingenuity, that deserves10+, thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

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