we held court
in a porch-swing dusk
we drank our fill and then some
of an iced tea moon
we reminisced a picnic sky
with matinee popcorn clouds
and a kite breeze
drew whispers from the leaves
that composed a wind chime tune
we brand-named affection
a bullfrog chorus and cricket band
small lover's laughter
trickled from your throat
and the featherweight of paramour sighs
to the fireworks of fireflies
we wore street lamp grins
with hide-n-seek romance
and a sprinkler game symphony
drew an audience of stars
and maestroed an a la mode heat wave
who would wrong these rites
nor who would interfere
while our winsome alloy moods
are catalyst to perfection
© by Steve Croisant.
Used with the author’s permission
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Steve Croisant was born in Springfield, Illinois, but grew up in and around the Denver, Colorado metro area. He tried writing poetry in his early teens but, in his words, “failed miserably.” He tried again in his late thirties and has stuck with it ever since, participating in various poetry organizations and open mics and publishing in journals and ezines. Today, Steve lives in Grand Junction, Colorado, where he spends his time dabbling in song lyrics and refurbishing musical instruments.
thank you so much to everybody for your kind and generous comments for this piece, and thank you also to jayne for her efforts in spreading poetry to the masses. hopefully i will get more submissions accepted for this site, as well as anticipating more great work from the other authors whose work has appeared here. peace to all, and be well.
Posted 02/13/2017 04:38 PM
Like "festooned with matinee popcorn clouds and kite breeze"--the whole poem is rich, Steve. Thank you.
Posted 02/13/2017 10:23 AM
Love the language in this poem and the atmosphere it creates.
Posted 02/13/2017 09:54 AM
Now THIS is a GREAT example of what free
verse should be! I love it--wish I could create imagery like Steve's, could do with language what he's done. Janice
Posted 02/13/2017 08:42 AM
So nice. Thanks for posting.
Posted 02/13/2017 08:17 AM
Posted 02/13/2017 07:59 AM
One great line of poetry after another!
My favorite--"auditioned a bullfrog chorus and cricket band".
Posted 02/13/2017 07:04 AM