The Approach

The Approach


icicles dressed as popsicles


 on that wicked pavement heat


they drop their chin

slowly lifting eyelashes

adding a slight grin

the hook is sunk in deep


difficult comprehension as algebra in brail

the back hand from southern lady

striking cheek bones upon

a northern man’s face

the man is lost on how to react


with microwave intellect

his initial pursuit was once ready, determined, calculated


 yet, in a ferociously muted fashion  

she walks past his wobbling stance

as if he was a fat woman revealing arm fat


his worth flattened

melancholy masculinity miniaturized

rejection tramples outlook

laundry and dishes become his choice of chores for the day


By: Bryan Matthew Boutwell /