Monday, September 15, 2014

the debutante


Banquet of chilled foreign cuisine
odd celery with peanut butter and cold beans
blue cheese imported from Iraq
burns holes in ancient crock

a charity ball
the bashful debutante's call
sign donation checks please:
Lost Dalmatian Society

She's spotlighted in white among other gray dresses
slim unlike mayor's wives and mistresses
coiffed and adorned with moist sulfur rose
veneer dance floor polished for skimming toes

young men cracking jokes
slow turtle soup coughing out nose
"Try the celery..it's rather quaint"!
behind the curtain runaway debutante feints

5 Comments:

Blogger Steve E said...

You have set a scene, and made it real...and believable, short and sweet!

9/16/2014 12:18 AM  
Blogger Berowne said...

Expertly discerning; fine job.

9/16/2014 12:37 PM  
Blogger Kay said...

well done!!..enough to make anyone hurl themselves out the window!!

9/16/2014 1:46 PM  
Blogger Carrie Van Horn said...

Bravo.....the curtains close and the crowd claps as they stand to their feet.....love this one Phil....the rhyme is perfect...made me smile!!

9/18/2014 3:47 PM  
Blogger ~T~ said...

Cold beans? I'd run away, too. Great scene!

9/29/2014 2:53 PM  

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