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A Poem by Somebrownnerd

I work as clerk at a gas station. Just another midnight event.

Rotting behind my desk, listening to the ice machine bombard metal with blizzardous content.
The chiming of a door's ring.
Fighting self contained lust, while simultaneously making greeting to the bobbing head of a beautiful blond.
Descriptions of a blessed body:

Worn top, masking plump filled poise, exposing glitter glossed mid-drift.
Followed in suit by neon blazed shorts revealing tight wanton turf.

Clues, directing towards occupation, point around pole, and under light.
All confirmed by that,
Dirty - Prosthetic - Smile.
She beleaguers my sinful notions, moving in seductive circles.

Isle 1.
Isle 2.
Isle me.
They definitely need a clean up.

Sliding a almond cluttered bar, bathed in black, across the counter's lacquer, she demands value.
Flipping the crackling sweetness, I tap tactfully at the numbers:

One - Seven - Nine

She retorts by, emitting a bemoaning chuckle, slapping two bills to my attention;
Following it all by a "Keep the change".

Tucking the tender into its proper position, I stand ominously; doused in a bleach stained shirt, and fringed pants.
All the while thinking,

What the hell am I doing here?

© 2012 Somebrownnerd

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Your wonderings brought up recollections of when I worked the graveyard shift at an old hotel... You truly paint your words with those darker edges of thought that pull one into the moment.

Posted 8 Years Ago

I agree with That_Girl, that was a great line. The style of this is amazing and incredibly unique. This is one of my favorites, I really enjoyed it.

Posted 8 Years Ago


8 Years Ago

Thanks Kelsey, you are always so prompt with your reviews! Sorry i haven't had much time to drift ov.. read more

8 Years Ago

No problem, I've been terribly behind in everything lately. If you've sent me any read reviews I sho.. read more
I love your style! Thanks for sending this, it's great!

"Isle 1.
Isle 2.
Isle me.
They definitely need a clean up." - especially love this and the final line.

Posted 8 Years Ago


8 Years Ago

Thank you! This is actually the style i originally started writing poetry in, but later on decided t.. read more

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Added on October 1, 2012
Last Updated on October 1, 2012
Tags: beautiful, blond, clerk, freeverse



Norman, OK

It's been five years, since I've put thoughts to words. Alas, the dam has finally broken. Wow have things changed quite a bit, I'm looking forward to being a part of this community again. So much t.. more..


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