Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Attention Getting Devices

women stride by you
in dramatic gestures
out on parade

dressed all in red
for emphasis
making sure to be seen

a game of tag

you could call it possession
but it's not that, somehow

problem is,
some don't
really want to be it

the ball moves
from court to court
but no one takes a shot

women sweep by
quite deliberately
as if on stage

while you speak your lines
ad libbing all the way
to some other female
quite intensely

hoping they'll peel
you off somehow

or maybe that you
won't forget them

(you won't)


or some combination
of the three

the rules of the game
are not subtle

but just try your hand
at leaving the court.

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