James Casey

Rookie - 56 Points (11June 1940 / Binghamton, New York)

That Girl - Poem by James Casey

That Girl

She unfolded her arms
Like a delicate flower
Unfurling its petals to the sun
And she was all girl
And I was all sunshine
As I settled into this dew-laced affair

Her blouse pressed my forehead
In a chaste and slumbering kiss
As her lips spoke words
That slurred together
And made little sense

Everything else
Made philosophy look like trash
Blowing down a high way
Seconds before the rains came
Washing away those daisy chains
And chasing away the silly girls that wore them

Jim 1958


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Totally engrossed in the loveliness of the moment with
my girl.............

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 1, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 25, 2012


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