Wednesday, September 8, 2010

LONELY NIGHTS

LONELY NIGHTS

"One more," a stranger
swaying back and forth
yells out, "One more."

Aged beauty wears
a false mask of happiness -
wears a polyester skirt
pulled up above her knees
showing off her aging thighs. . .
leaning on a bar,

"One more."

A quarter in her wrinkled
hand, "One more."
She taps the quarter on its'
side - twisting back and forth
on the bar tool,

half smiling,
half carying,
"One more."

Nancy Duci Denofio
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4 comments:

william said...

hi nancy, came from twitter your friend retweeted your blog, love your blog pic, the poem was superb :)

Erin O'Riordan said...

Poetic Monthly Magazine is now accepting submissions. Poetry and short-short stories welcome! High school and college students are welcome to submit. We encourage submissions from writers at all experience levels. We also need visual artists!

In this month's issue (free online): a Thanksgiving poetry contest, great writing articles, a 10-year-old illustrator, and Erin O'Riordan's (completely fictional) INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTIAN BALE!

URL: http://www.poetstage.com/poeticmonthly.htm

Nancy Denofio said...

Hi Erin - I am so pleased you have left the information about submitting poetry. And, I should do so ASAP. Thanks for the head's up - and my work will be sent. Sincerely, Nancy

Nancy Denofio said...

William, thank you so much for your comment concerning this poem, it is certainly appreciated, hope you will follow. Nancy