Floyd Crenshaw


All Around - Poem by Floyd Crenshaw

line of sight was unobstructed
our eyes flicker
communicating through
years of practice

i break the gaze
a weak move you might feel

instead i inspect
your slender figure
with fitted, mid-shin,
brown boots
black see-through stockings
a black petty coat
begins above your knee
that supple knee
beneath the coat
around your lower thigh
starts an armless,
strawberry sundress
your hair the color of cherry wine
your skin the color of peach cream

i was terrified by
your beauty

the flower lady strolled by
a picnic basket
a random assortment
safety pinned in her right arm
no sales pitch necessary

i gave her five
she gave me one
we argued
i received two for four
then
drunkenly presented
the proclamation of
my interest in you

said my name
said my state
said your beauty
then walked away.

you kept me
in the peripheries
i felt the eye
i felt the heat
i could find them instantly
underneath cherry wine skies

i desperately wished for sobriety.

the spirit's stench
all around me.
i kissed my drink
and forgot about you.


Comments about All Around by Floyd Crenshaw

  • (8/24/2008 4:56:00 PM)


    WOW. Everyone who reads this is now a richer person. will be adding it to my favorites ~!
    best care, goldy
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  • (4/10/2008 1:47:00 PM)


    your really coming along on this poetry thing man. I could feel the imagery and emotion in that one. I loved the part about buying a beautiful girl (stranger?) a flower while drunk! Haha classic...this is one of my favorites, great job. (Report) Reply

  • (4/9/2008 2:38:00 PM)


    Another very good piece full of keen observation and deep emotion Nik (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, May 5, 2008


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