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Twist

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Twist

The bed is just a mattress on the floor, 
but it has served it’s time well, 
the scene of many a tryst and tear. 
She’s sitting there now, 
on the edge, 
her shoulders slumped, 
her body facing me across the room, 
head turned, 
looking at the wall to her left. 
We’re both naked and sweaty; 
it’s a hot August day. 
Cities are always hot in August. 
That’s why Italians vacation in August. 
But I digress… 
We started furious, 
on a dead run,
no slow building 
toward the inevitable joining. 
In the midst, passion turned to anger, 
sweat to ice, 
and the taste in our mouths to iron. 
What was the twist? 
An old one:
the wrong name whispered. 
By me. 

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  1. Date: 3/6/2013 6:34:00 AM

    I like the 'taste of iron' -seems to seal the deal. And the title is catchy too.

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan Date: 3/6/2013 7:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the comment. J
  1. Date: 3/5/2013 4:18:00 PM

    Ooooooops...great poem.......jack

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan Date: 3/5/2013 4:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Donna! J
  1. Date: 3/5/2013 12:48:00 PM

    You suprised me with this one. At first I thought it was the dance back in the 60's. Very well written. Lucilla

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan Date: 3/5/2013 2:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I remember that dance quite well. Thanks for reading it. J
  1. Date: 3/5/2013 11:55:00 AM

    Oh Yikes! I really enjoyed this one, Jack...didn't see that coming!!!

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan Date: 3/5/2013 12:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I have my sneaky moments. Thanks for reading, Caleb. J