what i need

pool-patio
college-aged women purr along with Fiona Apple
as they prune in the pool outside our
window on a Wednesday night.

we share a quiet smile, a knowing
look, the two of us packaged into bed
like a pair of Little Debbie treats.

he rolls back to sleep, his snoring
out of cadence with the music
beyond our window.

I return to my book of essays and
the cat burrows in a dark corner of the closet.

5 comments

  1. "packaged into bed
    like a pair of Little Debbie treats."
    I loved this line.
    Wonderful poem, Nicole!

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  2. This is lovely Nicole, you have a beautiful and clear voice in your poetry!

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  3. Beautiful poem! It's very calming to read and reminds me of a perfect cloudless night for some reason!
    ~Sara

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  4. love how you captured a weekday summer night. also love how you began with cat-like purring and ended with a cat.
    can't wait to read more!

    Julie
    http://heroinejones.blogspot.com/

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  5. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing this, Nicole.


    -Jen
    yourstrulyjen.com

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