You Smiled Because You Knew

prom was a pageantry of pink
so obscenely beautiful
one could almost forgive
those mouths, those lips
so full. satin skin
crushing rental tuxes
as the room swayed.

the flushing, girls blushing
after mr. english toasted
every good girl’s grasp
of romeo and juliet.
and the boys like that.
fortuitous fuel
for soft pink fledgling flames.

For Real Toads Flash 55


30 thoughts on “You Smiled Because You Knew

      1. LOL! That last line didn’t even need one, Angie. I loved how this poem could even be read through different ‘filters’ – teenage girl vs teenage boy to produce an entirely different feeling based on who was reading it. Or which memories were triggered. Sublime!

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