Just something filed away...


Manicure

I place myself in your hands.
You look at my fingertips and sigh wryly.
Take up your instruments and lotions and
Begin the shaping of nails, with bufferings.
With ragged tuts you make my cuticles cute.

You paint the desired shapes a flesh hue.
But it is a pale flesh and mine now is sun baked.
I feel as if my fingertips are perishing
As I try to remember some man I cured
Of needing primped and dainty.

Perhaps I needed scarlet.




Poetry by jenks The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2015-08-04 at 03:12

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normalil
You nailed it Jenks...as always!
2015-11-04


Kee Zealy The PoetBay support member heart!
Perhaps the man cured should aware of his saviour.
2015-08-08


Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
Very good indeed. And I just looked at your pre-poem comment, clever :)
2015-08-08



Beyond the run-of-the-mill punning, you're a master of irony and a teller of the truth. Brava!
2015-08-05


Ivan R
As a nail-paint shows the world ... this one does paint it in a poem.
In a manner of great Zen, easy pointing out the great, this poem is a marvelous great breath, a telling of this world in a fabulous manor, in a big sigh, the one point, the Zen*
2015-08-05


josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
Welcome back Jenks! Thoroughly enjoyed this ones I have all your others.
2015-08-04


Elle The PoetBay support member heart!
Long time no see but always a pleasure to read, I wish I had lovely nails - but I hate hairdressers and manicurists and have no patience to sit still

Elle x
2015-08-04


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Linda, it's so good to have you and your poke-in-the-rib poems back. Please stay a while.
2015-08-04


countryfog
It's been a long time Jenks . . . I agree with Pony, you are always a breath of fresh air. Keep the "flesh hue," scarlet is too common and obvious for you.
2015-08-04


one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
just filed away . . . cute : )

i love this, a light breeze just entered the room.
2015-08-04


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2015-08-04