Amazing Women

by Ken Harnisch

Amazing women
Walk on the pier
Every afternoon.
I stop and put my
Hands in my pockets
To pretend I don’t see them rambling by
But they know I am looking
So they dress more beautifully
With every passing day
Until it all becomes a game
They look more devastating
While I look more disinterested
One of us will fold
One of us will cry “enough!”
I’m so sure of this
I just keep staring
Wondering which woman
Will be first to break.


Posted on 04/05/2002
Copyright © 2023 Ken Harnisch

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Lizz Scott on 11/15/02 at 07:08 PM

Always playing games! This is a nice piece, an enjoyable read!!

Posted by Quinlan L Gibson on 06/02/03 at 02:40 PM

I can just imagine what lies beyond the pounce...lucky girl she'll be...

Posted by Jeanne Marie Hoffman on 09/24/03 at 01:57 AM

I love how the speaker assumes it will be one of the women to break and not he ;)

Posted by Laurie Blum on 01/15/07 at 07:25 PM

Ahhh isn't this just the way life is...

Posted by Alisa Js on 07/25/07 at 09:54 PM

Beautifully told and described. Loved how you captured the reader's attention and brought us right there, with you on that pier. Aloha to you from paradise..;-)

Posted by Meghan Helmich on 07/23/08 at 04:47 PM

i'm chuckling at the truth.

Posted by Kris Mara on 04/16/09 at 05:12 PM

great personality in this....thanks for the smile

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