first date

copyright c e ayr – original artwork by vincent magni

Click here to hear the poet read his words:

first date

my first sight of you
tells me it’s true
nothing my friends told me
was an exaggeration
you are stunningly beautiful
your eyes sparkle with light and life
your smile brightens the world for everyone

we eat and talk
and I discover that
you’re smart and funny
you listen carefully
then ask relevant questions

I watch your lips when you speak
they are full and sensual
and promise delights beyond words

when we dance
you move with easy grace
elegantly following my lead
or sinuously swaying in isolation

strangely – to me at least –
you seem to like me
and when I take you home
you stretch up
and brush my lips with yours

I hesitate as I’m leaving
and you catch my arm
and laugh
and then
when you ask if we’ll meet again
I don’t know what to say

the thing is
you see
I don’t care
because you’re not her

This entry was posted in Poetry, Poetry, Sound Bite Fiction and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

16 Responses to first date

  1. Cassa Bassa says:

    A shocking ending and a declaration for loyalty and true love.


  2. This is sublime, C.E. A little Elvis, some romance and your mesmerizing voice – I could listen forever to these bitter-sweet memories. I love it! 💫


  3. In full lyrical romance mode again. Very poignant.


  4. jenne49 says:

    That hurt – for her, for him, for all that life isn’t.
    Beautifully written.


  5. Liz H says:

    A sad tale, all around, in perfect meter.


  6. johncoyote says:

    I enjoyed the verbal and written poetry. The artwork was wonderful too.


  7. johncoyote says:

    Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:
    Wonderful verbal and written poetry.


Leave your Sound Bite here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.