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My Pedicure

I make the appointment all excited
for my feet look like my dads, uninviting.

I anxiously wait until the day of my arrival,
expecting...who-ha’s...claps...and grins.

None of this sort grabs me, instead it is
pick out color...pick out color...and then she turns with chagrin.

That is okay...I am still excited...I try to crawl into the big chair,
but I am only five feet, and she’s practically shoveling me in.

I have on a dress you know...hello...can I have towel?
Oh my gosh, the sky is falling...I did not pick out my color!

And, so we begin, she really is my friend.
This is my favorite place to be, and I love her best of all.

But, she turns on the water, and oh...I want to smack her.
My feet are going to ignite from the heat!

I just want to sit here; I do not want the chair to go off like a rocket,
massaging every ounce of my being, things falling out of my pocket.

I came here to relax, my feet are burning, and my voice is quivering.
Good gosh woman, turn this thing off!

Things finally settle down...we begin to talk around.
How’s your daughter...How is your mother?...Can I have some rice from the kitchen?

She laughs at me...I smile at her...
Oh, no, I forgot to pick out my color!

Her husband comes by.
I say...sure, I will give it a try!

I admire my jellybean toes and pay her the dough.
We hug, she laughs at me, and tells me luv ya!

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©Holly P. Moore
   October 2012


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  1. Date: 10/24/2012 8:33:00 AM

    This poem is so good. I get pedicures once every two months and I get gel manicures on my own nails once every three weeks it takes 15 minutes to get my nails done from start to finish. Her complaint about the hot water being too hot and burning her feet and the massage chair she had sat in; her petiteness she being only 5 feet tall are funny parts in the poem. She ends up being satisfied with the lady who did her pedicure and pays her and thanks her. Her nail tech says "love ya!"

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 10/26/2012 7:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Even your descriptions are poetic Ayesha. Keep writing keep commenting, your voice deserves to be heard. Have a great day.
  1. Date: 10/24/2012 7:09:00 AM

    Hi Holly,,, this is cool,,, lovely written poem.. I like it much,,,thank you for sharing your great work my friend , enjoyed!!! <3<3<3 SK