Love Struck (Prose)


“Let’s talk,
just a moment”

index finger raised
forearm lean and tanned
chair scraped across linoleum
scuffed boots, legs stretched out
ankles crossed, frayed denim hems
western shirt crossed checks ~ red white
and emerald green, like his eyes
arms folded casual, across his chest

“now where were we?”

teeth as white as snow
hand brushes wavy hair that had fallen on his brow
three buttons undone, collarbone showing

“like a drink?”
he says,

Spanish accent a breath on my lips
no words escape my open mouth, eyes straight

another Elderberry wine
or was the first one enough?”

“perhaps it doesn’t agree with you, don’t fight it ~ others haven’t”

“ you look a little frightened, I can see it in your face,
tell me have you ever seen the movie Arsenic and Old Lace?”

©jmtacken Feb 26 2014



a nudge from Brian and a thank you.:-)

Trifecta Week Sixty-Six What have you done?

Trifecta: Week Sixty-Six

Here I am again with my submission from the brilliant Trifecta Team. The word is DOCTOR (noun).

a : material added (as to food) to produce a desired effect  b : a blade (as of metal) for spreading a coating or scraping a surface

I am running with 3 (a). The response must be between 33 and 333 words.

What have you Done

She was reminded of her child-hood
her days in the park
playing on the merry-go-round
not a carousel with painted horses
that majestically rose and fell
when she pretended she was riding
a ‘real’ horse,  but the iron circular
playground ‘swing’
she knew it by no other name
holding onto the iron, her feet running fast
beside it, trying to gain speed
so that she may then jump upon
to enjoy the ride
though sometimes giddiness happened
her head would feel light
she even thought she would be sick
this is what she felt like now
the scenery around her was blurry
her stomach did not feel well
she wanted it to stop
she wanted to get off
the merry-go-round memories
came flooding back
a hotel room the two of them
he handed her a cocktail
did he doctor it
and why?