Things That Make You Go Hmmm

Winding our way ’round linen-clothed tables
rearranges the room, forks skid,
flirtations stall and fall between couples.

I wondered what it means
that she’s able
to scoop up chatter
and drop it
at a different table,
my friend,
the tilting slender tornado.

 

 

 

Manic Monday Challenge
“tilting slender tornado”

 

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Roof Access

Remember the day we spent with the ravers?
They led us, single file, under timers, over lasers

to the roof– the naughtiest thing you and I had ever done.
We waited for alarms that would never come.

They pulled a bong from a backpack.
We declined and watched their flame sail and slack

in the wind. I calculated the cost of this caper:
A fine? A permanent mark on my paper.

You wouldn’t look at me, why?
Your eyes skipped the river to the city, adulthood, the sky

as the call of a coxswain floated up to us.
We did not have the vocabulary to discuss

the ways we were choosing to cross that river:
team rower, solo sailor, tourist cruiser.

 


 

Word Prompt: caper