Archive for December, 2011

Breathe Me

Posted: December 7, 2011 in Poems
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She’s mesmerizing, each movement
quick, crisp, clean. Seated in the back
I can feel her energy pulsing. The stage
vibrates with electricity. Twenty others,
but my eye goes straight to her. Music
pounding, I’m on the edge of my seat staring.
I don’t blink.

Dark hair swings as she changes
formations. Sharp shifts from one motion
to another make others seem out of sync.
Lackadaisical is not in her vocabulary.
No wonder she is the leader, the one
people strive to be like.
She is a dancer.

Copyright Danielle Meeker 2011

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Chocolate, For You

Posted: December 7, 2011 in Poems
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I made this for you.
A steaming mug of chocolate,
fresh from the saucepan. Bubbling
away on the stove, steam poured out.
When I finished it, sun began
peeking through the clouds.
You were still asleep, dreaming
of cheap beer and women.

It rushes into the ceramic mug,
a souvenir from the business trip
with your new assistant.
A dollop of whipped cream,
a few mini marshmallows.
Perfect.
I made it just for you.
I hope you burn your mouth.

Copyright Danielle Meeker 2011