born in the era of
wide-legged pants
his limbs – bamboos –

his hands – cloud
to touch. his eyes,
thin eyes, disappear

when he smiles. he
dances, sings without

juke, Elton and Michael
croon inside his heart.

no wonder, no wonder
he is my darling


©2021 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.
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For dVerse Quadrille 131 – with Brian Miller – Happy 10th annivesary dVerse poets!! Coincidentally today is my dad’s birthday so this one’s for him.

38 thoughts on “darling”

  1. Ah this is very sweet. Nice choice of details and had me picturing people I know that fit the description. Wide legged pants and bell bottoms are coming back. Bought my wife a couple pair at christmas. Ha.

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    1. Ha. the wide legged pants and bell bottoms are here again. Congratulations to your wife! 😀 And thank you for your feedback, Brian. But most of all, thank you for founding dVerse! It’s a place of wonder and wander for poets like me.


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