anna's briefcase

by Kristina Woodhill

briefcase full,
and groovin’
the elevator
which floor?
says he
says she
punch the
that says
“up and away!”

button pushed
they start
musak plays
a fun
strip tease
peels off wig
and lashes
wipes her face off
worries freed

she’s wearin’
tights of white
help set
the mood
anna giggles
as she nibbles
on her cake
it’s angel food

as the bell
anna’s heart
door and
open wide
putting on her
rosy goggles
and her wings
she steps


Author's Note: simple silly escapism - it's 100 degrees here and I work outside - aaarrrrgggg!!!

Posted on 07/17/2006
Copyright © 2020 Kristina Woodhill

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Elizabeth Jill on 07/17/06 at 01:59 PM

Open the lock and out falls me...hitchhiking in anna's up and away spirit (in any case...well, no not lower case. Only uppercase...the one in anna's brief.

yes yes yes...all ups, thissy!

Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 07/17/06 at 09:34 PM

Yes! Poetry just for the fun of it! And it is, indeed!!

Posted by Mara Meade on 07/17/06 at 11:38 PM

I LOVE this Anna's spirit! Can I go with her? So whimsical, so light, Kristina! I ADORE this!

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 07/18/06 at 04:35 AM

A flight of fancy Kris. Fun....Charlie

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 07/18/06 at 04:45 PM

Fun read! Whimsical to the max...the way I like em sometimes. Thanks for brightening my work day; indoors in airconditioning, but none at home.

Posted by Michelle Angelini on 07/19/06 at 12:34 AM

Kristina, this is so light-hearted and moves along with such a cadence. Yes, it's fun! Sometimes maybe the poems we don't think about too much as we're writing them are ones that come from a different part of the heart. Thanks for lightening my day!

Posted by Jared Fladeland on 07/19/06 at 04:00 AM

ha. i like how the poem pants

Posted by Vere Mantratriad on 07/19/06 at 05:24 AM

Nothing wrong with a little silly escapism! :)

Posted by Kathleen Wilson on 07/20/06 at 09:17 PM

Wonderful "elevator poem", lovely form...extremeley effective for getting the right mood, and flighty feel!Just delightful mood...just the right imaginative fantasy briefcase...for a hot day, actually every day!

Posted by David R Spellman on 07/21/06 at 01:53 AM

Reminds me of the commercial where the woman changes from work clothes (suit) to a very seductive running/bicycling outfit while on the elevator. Lot's of f r e e d o m....! Nice write!!! [;0)~

Posted by Dave Fitzgerald on 07/21/06 at 11:48 PM

love it, rosy goggles and wings... i want some

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 07/23/06 at 10:42 AM

no matter that the degrees are bursting the Mercury or that the Otis goes through the roof, this is a real cool poem, with just the right buttons to push. leave me off the thirtheenth, please!

Posted by David Hill on 10/23/07 at 11:45 PM

This one is great fun. It is freeing to read. I feel the "going up." I like the movin' groovin' language.

Posted by Joan Serratelli on 03/12/09 at 03:53 PM

I remember reaing this, but I don't remember why I dodn't comment, because I really liked it.I love the images- Anna doing a strip tease; the description of her clothes, the angel food cake. Fun read. Great work as usual!

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