Eye Candy

by Ken Harnisch

I stood against the Town Car

At Sixty-first and Madison

Awaiting the return of the Lone Ranger and Tonto

Who were doing their power lunch thing inside


The doorman was a hip-hop, be-bop, shades wearing

Soul man, grinning widely as the eye candy strolled on by


And we both watched the girl with the flaring hips

In the tight white mini

Whose sly grin said she knew

She was putting on a show

But before we could breathe more

Sweet confection

Fluttered by and in and out of


And it was all we could do to stare

Before our senses were

Put upon again


Hot time, summer in the city

Be-Bop grinned and I had to laugh

Hoping Cowboy and Indian

Would take their ever loving time

At least until my eyes

Were full of cavities


Posted on 09/02/2004
Copyright © 2023 Ken Harnisch

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kate Demeree on 09/02/04 at 12:57 PM

I sit here laughing soooo hard at the whit here. It is good to see you writing again, and great to share in your humorus observations.

Posted by JD Clay on 09/02/04 at 01:47 PM

This is very fetching, Ken. My neck hurts just from reading your exquisite composition. The entire poem is superb and the impact of last line tops them all. Pe4ce...

Posted by Melissa Arel on 09/02/04 at 02:30 PM

I'd have to agree w/ JD .. "At least until my eyes/Were full of cavities" was a great line! I remember you telling me this story, its great to see it in fitting format! :) nice work.

Posted by David R Spellman on 09/04/04 at 11:19 AM

What a great picture of the ogling process that goes on almost anywhere. You've captured it and some city scenes so perfectly well. And the closing lines are absolutely brilliant!

Posted by Christina Bruno on 09/05/04 at 07:47 PM

great job ken :) nice images...boys will be boys lol

Posted by Vivienne Grant on 02/22/12 at 06:43 PM

i absolutely love the dental metaphor - and the subtle introduction of guilty memory that too many sweets being bad for your teeth! great piece Ken

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