Sweet Peach

For Real Toads Tuesday Platform. Something light.

Summer Love
“Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.” – Oscar Wilde

hot summer night – room full
of locals dancing to a local country band
and now they are playing a waltz.
Sweet peach of a man/boy
you glided across the floor and asked me,
Want to dance?
Oh yes!
Your arm around my waist
guiding me around
and in and out of other dancers,
swaying, sliding, feet making that
swooshswoosh sound against the
rough boards.
You, sweet peach of a man/boy,
my head on your shoulder
breathing in the smell of you –
sundried cotton shirt and Ivory soap
and the faint newly budding man-smell.
Even after all these years
these smells make my hips sway
and my lips curve into a lazy smile.
Oh yes! Sweet peach of a man/boy.

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. anmol(alias HA)
    Feb 05, 2019 @ 12:06:10

    Ooh, such joyous imagery and mood — I loved the hint of music, the dancing, the sensory appeal, the careless freedom, and that lazy smile. “Sweet peach” is such an endearing reference.


  2. sanaarizvi
    Feb 05, 2019 @ 13:37:01

    Oh this is incredibly romantic, Toni! ❤️ I love the backdrop of a hot summer night and dancing.. 🙂 the feelings of budding attraction and love are unmistakable in these lines: “breathing in the smell of you – sundried cotton shirt and Ivory soap.” Beautiful, beautiful poem! ❤️


  3. Sherry Blue Sky
    Feb 05, 2019 @ 14:05:44

    Oh this took me back to my dancing days. How I loved to dance! Love that swoosh-swoosh!


  4. Ron.
    Feb 05, 2019 @ 14:26:54



  5. Jim
    Feb 05, 2019 @ 16:56:02

    Dancing with the “Sweet peach of a man/boy” made her night. I have a tale also about my dance with a ‘sweet young’ Russian dance instructor. It was a thrill. I’m glad we both wrote about a dance tonight.


  6. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Feb 06, 2019 @ 02:21:45



  7. Brendan
    Feb 06, 2019 @ 04:14:40

    Prosceniums to awe and tragedy are fragranced with man peach. The willingness to endure a whole history has its bedsprings at this moment.


  8. Susie Clevenger
    Feb 06, 2019 @ 11:45:33

    Oh, that sweet peach man/boy just keeps making life sweeter. So romantic, loving


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