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The next isle over

There I was.

Inside a crowded Toys R Us
On a mid-Winter’s evening

Abrasively loud 5 year olds
And depressed fathers
Ready to throw their “angelic” brethren
Into life-size Nerf basketball hoop
(Because it was on Clearance)
To embrace sanity’s madness

I was simply here to search for a porcelain doll
For my darling 8 year old angel
To match her serene complexion

But, toddler stomps & red-faced pouts
Equivalent to octaves of Hell’s 5th circle
Could not stop the strut that suddenly coated my foggy nerd glasses

There she was.

Her 5 foot, 10 inch majestic walk
Performing exorcisms on corrupted tile floors
With each
New
Step

My ear canals
Swimming in the serenity of
Her olive-coated curves
And violet-auburn shaded, shoulder-length curly locks

Left
Right
Left

Sensual witchcraft was placed upon my resilience
Chipped away by her Hazel ribboning pupils

My heart’s atrium, flat lining, with laughing hyena smile
Frozen by igloo’s revenge upon madness

“Excuse me, sir”, she vehemently moaned

(At least, in my head)

“Hi”, I expressed with pre-pubescent coarseness.

“I’m looking for a porcelain doll.
But, I’m a tad lost in this maze. 
Could you help me find my way?”, she whispered with demure smile

With my tongue pressed against seconds’ icy arm,
Locked for dear life,
I inhaled with Olympic stature

“It’s 9 isles this way. May I show you?”, I confidently declared on sanity’s edge.

With constellations aligned by blue moon signatures,
“Yes, please”.
 
As crux of evening’s audible stresses
Faded into final curtain’s epileptic sunset,
The winds of Yahweh curtailed all foggy affirmations
Into palms of bliss

Because
On this night
I proudly took the long route

Slow dancing with magnificent silence
To the isle
That was only 2 steps to our left

I believe we both discovered our porcelain dolls on this night.

©Drake J. Eszes

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  1. Date: 1/21/2014 8:38:00 AM
    okay- this is what I was looking for: vivid texture of thought. Nice job- Drake! Very intriguing!!! Some of your older work... I have a lot of reading to do! lol

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 1/21/2014 8:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Awesome! Now, I have a better understanding of your poetic taste. I can adapt easily to that. :) Yeah, I think you have a bit of catching up to do! lol I'll return the favor. PROMISE! =D Thank you so much, Wendy!
  1. Date: 12/27/2013 10:46:00 AM
    DAAAAAAAAAAANNNGG!!! Bro, this is too sick...She must have been a beauty.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/27/2013 10:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    She was intensely hot. Great eye candy. Thanks man!
  1. Date: 12/5/2013 11:16:00 AM
    nice story, Dear Drake ;) ...we wouldn't know when fate plays role for us..until we get there. I can relate with this kind of story..great joB! _AiyaH :')

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 12/5/2013 12:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You got that right, Aiyah. :) Thank you so much! =D
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 10:48:00 PM
    A very charming story, Drake! We never know where or when love will find us next. It is always when we least expect it! A really great poem, I enjoyed reading this one tonight!...Thank you so much for the wonderful comments on my latest poem. It really means a lot!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/27/2013 10:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Amen to that. Thank you very much, Kelly. It means a lot to me too. :)
  1. Date: 11/13/2013 12:39:00 PM
    Vivid descriptions and depictions of emotions. Interesting write-- really enjoyed this one.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/13/2013 2:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Kim! Yeah, this piece was super off the cuff. I had fun with this one. :)
  1. Date: 11/9/2013 11:21:00 PM
    O My Gosh Drake, you have outdone yourself fer real man. This is excellence! Bravo and kudos rolled up and tucked neatly into cyber space. Would you friend Lucinda Cayton(me :) on facebook and post this please.... mint please, mwah! :) xoxo

    Crespo Avatar Beverly Crespo
    Date: 11/10/2013 5:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It is easy to be charming with someone as disarming as you my dear Drake.
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/10/2013 7:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'll Soupmail you and we'll chat. :) Meanwhile, thank you very much for this awesome comment.
  1. Date: 11/9/2013 5:20:00 PM
    Dear Drake, I noticed that the word "damn" was used here in describing certain aspects of this poem. It is a word that I often wanted to use myself to describe some of your poems, but I shied away from it, but I won't tonight. Damn! This is good!

    Crespo Avatar Beverly Crespo
    Date: 11/13/2013 7:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You should be told often, because it's true. Sending you a Soup mail later tonight. Bev
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/13/2013 2:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Even MORE charming than the last comment. :) How awesome. =) "Disarming"...I don't think I've ever been told that before.
    Crespo Avatar Beverly Crespo
    Date: 11/10/2013 5:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Drake--I did it again! Look in Cindy's reply section! Sorry Cindy Lu!
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/10/2013 7:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL! You're so charming, Beverly. That's really sweet of you to say. Thank you so much for that. =)
  1. Date: 11/9/2013 6:43:00 AM
    Ahhh..the click clack of heels..:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) .the prepubescent coarseness.. made me laugh out loud...I remember my brothers going through this..and you getting her to follow you ...what an ornery boy....what a fun way to start my day Drake..thanks...

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/9/2013 11:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Awesome! =) That is deeply appreciated, Donna.
  1. Date: 11/8/2013 1:39:00 PM
    A delightful read, Drake - you had me entranced right to the end! Well done :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/8/2013 3:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm completely ok with that! =) Thank you so much, Miss Wattle!
  1. Date: 11/7/2013 4:11:00 PM
    this is another extremely well written piece from you, it held my attention from first line to last; you always put words together in such an original and unique way! :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/8/2013 9:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Holding your attention is always a goal. I always get curious if the reader will TRULY read a piece of this length. Your comment means a lot. Thank you, Charlotte. :)
  1. Date: 11/7/2013 4:04:00 PM
    You' poetry is always good Drake, it brings out the best in a reader, "Interest Interim" loved it, xxx

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/8/2013 9:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That is greatly appreciated, Rose. :) Thanks!
  1. Date: 11/7/2013 3:07:00 PM
    a delightful piece beautifully penned

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/7/2013 3:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks!
  1. Date: 11/7/2013 11:51:00 AM
    Lusty! Fun reading this.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/7/2013 12:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Indeed. :) Thanks very much, Blake.
  1. Date: 11/7/2013 9:28:00 AM
    Good morning Drake. Some great comments below.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/7/2013 9:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Buenos Dias! They're wonderful & enlightening comments! :) I'm so grateful.
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 2:33:00 PM
    Are you still puffed up to OLYMPIC size, Mr. Eszes?????? If so.....please post a picture on your next blog, I can just see this whole episode taking place...what a funny story !! LOL !!! Now this is what I call being at the right place at the right time!!! It beats meeting at a bar.!!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/6/2013 7:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL nah! =D YOu're hilarious!!!!!! I agree. Say no to bars! Thank you for the charmingly awesome comment, Carrie. ;-)
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 9:42:00 AM
    Oh how I know this feeling, althpough I must admit I never acted on it quite as you did. Nicely done... jack

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/6/2013 7:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    If this did happen for real, I'd have totally done this. :) Thank you so much, Jack!
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 1:28:00 AM
    GREAT POEM, I ENJOYED THIS CREATIVE PIECE. YOU'RE ONE HELL OF A GOOD POET DRACK. KEEP IT UP. YOU INSPIRE ME. FRIEND, JM

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/6/2013 8:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Joseph! You're very kind to say that. I definitely appreciate it. =)
  1. Date: 11/5/2013 5:09:00 PM
    Daydreaming is good for the soul. I wonder where my trip should take me. To a hardware store maybe? Naaa. To a beach where there are only male lifesavers. Sounds good, but the only place I can ask directions to is the cloakroom. Geez, can that idea. Lovely, entertaining writing which I muuuchly enjoyed, Drake. Licia :-)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/6/2013 8:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I think the beach may be of benefit to you. =) Just sayin'. Hi & thank you very much, Licia!!!
  1. Date: 11/5/2013 3:26:00 PM
    what a fantastic pen Drake you take your reader there Shadow x smile hug

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/6/2013 8:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That is the goal. I'm glad it worked. =) Thank you so much, Shadow!
  1. Date: 11/5/2013 12:26:00 PM
    Hi Drake; this sounds like you had an advanture, but at lest you found what you wanted. Thanks for sharing and for the visit to my page. .. Lucilla

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/5/2013 12:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Certainly! This was just an adventure in my mind. :) Thanks so much, Lucilla.
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