How to make it a good one:

by Adele Cameron

She asked for advice on how to be so cool
in that nonchalant way of her's where she doesn't realize
the influence exerted on others.
Ready to copy and paste the technique, apply it
to the next person she wanted to impress.

Wanted to learn the way words could sound like poetry
being breathed through the air and how to lift up her laugh
so that others would turn their heads to look.
She wanted a psyc 101 course on being at ease and comfortable
in her surrounding's, regardless
of all the intimidating beautiful people around her.

Most of all, she wanted to learn how to love
so easily.
With pen in hand, ready to copy notes down to the very edge of
the glue margin, she would perfect the study, swallow whole
the intangible personality and call it her own.

If only she would tell her.. Instead of, y'know.. Looking at her with
skeptical amused eyes, asking her in turn "what makes you think i'm cool to begin with?"


Posted on 01/02/2014
Copyright © 2020 Adele Cameron

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by George Hoerner on 01/03/14 at 01:47 PM

I do believe people are rarely what they appear to be on the surface!

Posted by Gail Wolper on 01/06/14 at 03:25 AM

You make this character come alive. Well done!

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 01/13/14 at 03:04 PM

Fascinating characterization and perspective. We really see others thru colored lenses so to speak.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 02/10/15 at 02:47 PM

fortunately or unfortunately the person who is perceived cool has to live up or down to that stigma, albeit they perceive no such coolness in themselves.

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