Terry Collett

Gold Star - 23,291 Points (13/12/1947 / LONDON)

Wishful Thinking 1973 - Poem by Terry Collett

Benny will you put
down the book
Sonya said.

I looked at her
blonde hair tied
in a ponytail
blue eyes
gazing at me.

I put down
the book
I'd been reading.

If we're going out
we need to get ready
she said.

I am ready
I said.

I'm not
need to sort
myself out
she disappeared
in the bathroom.

I heard water flowing
was she showering now?
why tell me
about reading my book?
she'd started showing.

I went to the bed
took up my book
read on
where I left off.

She was singing
in the shower.

I could have
joined her
we could have
washed each
other over.

She was singing
some Mozart aria.

The sky from
the open window
of our Parisian room
was blue.

We'd made
love earlier
to the passing
noise of traffic
and people below
in the street.

I wished
I was in
the shower
with her
kissing her
from her long
blonde hair
to her slim feet.


Comments about Wishful Thinking 1973 by Terry Collett

  • Pamela SinicropePamela Sinicrope (6/4/2017 10:14:00 AM)

    I like poems that infuse the everyday with light. This snippet of a conversation and day with a special lover is a memory to be cherished. The wishful thinking, it seems, could easily be remedied. I also like the competition between the book and the woman for attention. The life of a writer... (Report)Reply

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