Ticket to Philadelphia

For Fireblossom Friday at Real Toads. Welcome back Shay!

Ticket to Philadelphia
The ticket to Philadelphia cost
$43 in 1983 –
It was a one-way ticket.
My friends said I should be safe –
get a round trip ticket.
It was the midnight train
arriving at 6 a.m. in the morning.
You met me at the station
and thoughts of the round trip ticket
melted with colors of dawn
bounced off the cobblestones
finally came to a stop in the gutters.
I fell in love with Philadelphia.
I didn’t need the round trip ticket
So I cashed it in.
I cashed you in a month later.
I still love Philadelphia
But now I live somewhere else.

Summer Love

A second poem for Kelly’s wonderful poetics on Smell. Come visit!  http://dversepoets.com/2016/01/05/scents-that-linger/

Summer Love
hot summer night – room full
of locals dancing to a 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
and you against me guiding me around
and in and out of other dancers,
swaying, sliding, feet making that
swooshswoosh sound against the
rough boards.
And you, sweet peach of a man/boy
and 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.

public domain free image

public domain free image


Fun Day!!!! World Order Video

So now, it is time for some fun. I’ve posted this one before and I imagine will post again. I love these guys, plain and simple. This video is a montage of scenes from previous music videos done to the cheery “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Jepson. If you haven’t seen one of their music videos, you are in for a treat. This one is lighthearted but they do serious and amazing dances with soul searching lyrics. Part of the fun is seeing how kids will often imitate them. World Order is a BIG DEAL in Japan. I’ve been following them for several years now and never tire of them,

Snappy upbeat music, handsome guys in suits dancing like robots – what’s not to like. Crank it up and chair dance your heart out.

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