A Smile Would Do
by Lacy D Phillips
Today I used skills I learned from Austen novels,
a thing I can only describe as simpering,
a subtle, silent thing requiring stores of restraint
unknown and unneeded by a modern miss.
Yesterday I spoke up in the checkout line
for the child being handled roughly,
flipped the bird to an idiot driver,
bitched to the boss about my workload.
I should take up poetry,
but I suppose a smile will do.
Posted on 07/08/2010
Copyright © 2022 Lacy D Phillips
|Member Comments on this Poem|
|Posted by Stephan Anstey on 07/08/10 at 03:06 AM|
Smiles and poetry are nearly equal in value ;)
|Posted by Morgan D Hafele on 07/08/10 at 05:57 PM|
what stephan said times 2
|Posted by Julie Adams on 05/10/11 at 03:42 AM|
how ur words draw a smile from each of us, this piece embodies the corners of a smile, polar in nature, and it inspires juxtapositions in me :) thanks, pleasure as always, peace, jewels