a notch below black tie

a notch below black tie

A Chapter by Ana Papaya
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it was a little black dress sort of thing

   a notch below black tie

a step above semi-formal

and i held his name on my tongue when i saw him

 it pooled in my mouth like a warm cream

and i swallowed without spilling

   savouring the bittersweet taste of maturity

while bells on cocktails swung all around

  i moved my attention to a tray of cheese

and he became nothing more

 than a face in the crowd


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© 2020 Ana Papaya


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WOW....a man who obviously once meant a lot to you is now nothing more than someone to ignore at a party. I could see you at that cocktail party...little black dress and looking wonderful. Living well is the best revenge. Loved the imagery in this one. Lydi**

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

2 Years Ago

it is the best revenge for sure! :)
thanks so much Lydi!!!



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they can be difficult things, relationships
one of my very first found me so tongue-tied that we ended up in much the same manner.
I'm sure you were an eyeful and definitely his loss

Have you seen those dog-faced Tshirts, your doggie might like you even more if you wore one

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

Entirely his loss :)
I don't have any doggie t shirts. Why not?

Hmmmm. .. read more
Wow... Wouldn't even ask to share cheese with you? A sin and a failure of disgusting proportions!
So much better off without people like that in our lives.
I mean, how blind can you be? The cheese was RIGHT THERE!
;)

Seriously, I envy that moment. You probably still taste justified victory every time you have cheese. I would.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

10 Months Ago

I've moved on. :)
Thanks for the lovely comment!
When you realize that a person is just that, a person of no consequence!
Bravo

Posted 2 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

2 Years Ago

thank you so much :)
I liked the situation you create. Black dress and memory. Sometime sweet and sometime heartbreak. Hard to be invisible. Thank you Ana for sharing the amazing poetry. I liked this one.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

2 Years Ago

thanks coyote!
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

You are welcome Ana.
That must have been some exceptional...cheese. All I can think on now is alternate lyrics to 'Jingle Bells'...Bells on cocktails ring, making spirits bright...
By the way, may I add that you look enchanting as you write!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

2 Years Ago

thanks for reading my cheesy write angel
That's really what happens. One day they're second to a tray of cheese.:)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

2 Years Ago

I know right! :)
thanks so much!
It's my belief that when you wear a little black dress, sometimes all you CAN eat is cheese! Dig in, girl...he's probably a couch potato anyway. You, my darlin, are a diamond!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

2 Years Ago

you are so great :)
thank you !
I was going to make a joke about the cheese, but the feeling of being that forgotten man in the crowd is painful. Been on both ends of that and the line on savouring the bittersweet taste of maturity is profound and shows that wisdom balms the soul. This is another notch in your ever expanding excellent repertoire.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

2 Years Ago

CD, thank you for always finding something nice to say about my writing. A cheese joke is always w.. read more
WOW....a man who obviously once meant a lot to you is now nothing more than someone to ignore at a party. I could see you at that cocktail party...little black dress and looking wonderful. Living well is the best revenge. Loved the imagery in this one. Lydi**

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

2 Years Ago

it is the best revenge for sure! :)
thanks so much Lydi!!!
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Gee
Lol, interested, but not enough to forgo the cheese course. Love it.
I think you and my good lady wife would get on famously.
Hope you are well Ana

Posted 2 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

2 Years Ago

she sounds lovely, this good lady wife of yours.
:)
thanks a bunch gee!

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Gee

2 Years Ago

Ahhhh, a cheese munching, pen wielding black widow.....interesting

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