My Coquette – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Never pretend to a love that you do not actually feel ….” Alan Watts

My Coquette

Your badge said Altamisa,
I'm sure you've fevered a few,
your smile jellied me right through,
and the crook of your finger
stumbled thoughts in my head.

The way you played your hair,
tell-tale sign of coy regard,
as fly to trout, down is my guard,
in vein my temples burst,
I'm hooked and baited.

I glance your ankles,
you catch my look,
reading me as if a book,
shifting your legs you show some more,
I love your plot, while losing mine.

Wanting to hold you,
longing to graze your lips,
he pushes past and the spell slips,
somehow I misread the lie,
but at the door you turn and wink.

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30 responses to “My Coquette – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I adore your 4th stanza Paul .. love is bursting at the seems .. Here’s a classic from Tom Waits

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  2. Ain

    Haha! So well-penned, and so much full of images I have almost seen myself…enjoyed that very much..

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  3. This is a whole short story in four stanzas. I love the cheeky ending.

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  4. A poem worth reading and re-reading. Thanks for sharing. 💕🌟🌟💕

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  5. sanaarizvi

    I so enjoyed this one! 💝💝 Especially this particular bit; “I glance your ankles, you catch my look, reading me as if a book, shifting your legs you show some more, I love your plot, while losing mine.” 😀

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  6. Wonderful poetic story. I am sure many can relate to it. It made me smile and remember youthful days.

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  7. A captivating poem, Paul! This is the worst kind of bubble pop!! One to put in the book of learning experience! Well done!

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  8. Ah, she would turn and wink, the little minx. 🙂

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  10. lync56

    Love the twist at the end

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