Dónall Dempsey

Veteran Poet - 1,546 Points (15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)

Yes! - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

in the conversation

& smoke

coiling to
the ceiling

she took out
her powder compact

dabbed at

at first
more to reassure
than to make up.

then decided to create a self.

replaced her lips
with fresh lips

eager to be kissed.


to herself.

She hid her smile
in her compact mirror

like a

snapped shut
with an amazingly loud click.

a little dash
of scent

on the pulse
of each wrist

A little
between her breasts.

She adjusted
the seam

of a light green

straightened her
pencil thin skirt.

She knew
she held

his eyes

mesmerised by each movement
cutting through
the silence.

Underneath the table
she put a beautifully manicured hand

on his knee
then slyly.. on his thigh.

“Now, where
were we? ”

Comments about Yes! by Dónall Dempsey

  • (2/28/2008 6:13:00 PM)

    How tantalizing...'Now, where were we? ' A delicious exit line.....And 'she hid her smile in the mirror..' Yummy lines... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 21, 2008

Poem Edited: Friday, May 9, 2008

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