Moves Like Jagger


Sauntering down to the Chelsea drugstore,
How you were preening in the mirrored door.

I caught you pulled up to the curb outside,
And I slowed down my steps to match your stride,

Invisible thus, I traversed the bend.
There in your car, the spouse of a close friend.

Inside, you fingered a box from its shelf,
Ego propped with a magnum, pack of twelve.

Straight into your coat with your prescription,
You let slip that smirk of satisfaction,

Then a start when you finally saw me.
Savoir faire scattered like clouds in coffee.

So? You think I’ll be nothing without you?
You probably think this sonnet’s about you.


14 comments:

  1. Short link - http://bit.ly/s4jagger

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  2. I really like this poem.

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  3. Oceangirl, Marousia - thanks so much, this poem was just wicked to write.

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  4. Love it! You should embed the song too. :) xoxoxo

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  5. oh nice...haha...love the close man and gave me a bit of a chuckle...you capture well this character...smiles...

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  6. Brian, thanks, that was the payoff! Jess, cheers - and which song should I embed? The one from Maroon 5? From The Rolling Stones? From Carly Simon? All of them? ;-)

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  7. This is great, Samuel-- a departure from your Chinese variations-- I bet you think this song is about you-- xxxxj

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  8. Busted!!! ".......and I'll bet you think this song is about you, don't you? Don't you?" I wasn't sure of the sex of either the narrator of or the preening, smirking cheater, (I suppose that was intended) but the poem captured the raw emotion of it all and it just jumped right into me..... enjoyed this a lot......

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  9. dig the fun with this one... little Jagger swagger and then Carly for the close

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  10. Hooked a bunch of Jagger, well, hooks in this one, Sam. Clever and fun.

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  11. I dated a guy like that once..back in a different age..the age of E type Jags. He thought he was "all that" and he was all that. He was so "all that" I didn't even mind he wasn't exclusive and I had never not minded that before. One day he said he just couldn't start having "real feelings" for someone. The last time I saw him he pretended to not see me as he cruised that close to the curb in the jag..yeah I still remember, but this comment wasn't really about him!

    Good and funny with a tip of the hat to the above mentioned...a little Mick, a little Adam Levine, and a lot of Carly Simon. LOVED IT!

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  12. keep it up,
    check us out, share your poetry with us, we are open from sunday 2pm to Thursday, 8pm,
    hope to see you in.
    smiles.
    Happy November.

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  13. "Then a start when you finally saw me.
    Savoir faire scattered like clouds in coffee.

    So? You think I’ll be nothing without you?
    You probably think this sonnet’s about you."

    Couldn't help but grin. Nice.

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