Canoodling

photoart & poem - canoodle
photoart & poem – ©2018 Laura Granby

He always packed a punch
in English leather – neat as an overnight
lightweight – stratagems of subterfuge
tucked side by side in thigh-tight spaces
an opaque diary of opportunity
contingency plans woven in white linen
whip thin stripes on sharp pressed shirts
razor and cufflinks – uninitialled – annonymous
cologne of-course, a kind of midnight poison
stoppered for nostalgia when the canoodling stops

Some perfume names to play poetry with in Lilian’s Brand Name Noodling

11 Comments on “Canoodling

  1. Oh this is such a good job of (ca)noodling with brands! 🙂 Most especially love these two lines:
    “whip thin stripes on sharp pressed shirts
    razor and cufflinks – uninitialled – annonymous”
    and for some reason those whip thin stripes are a detail I find fascinating.
    Well done! So glad you posted to the prompt!

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    • it was a delicious delightful prompt Lilian – I loved the connotations that arose from the labels. Could have used pin stripe but whip works better with this dab of vitriol 😉

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    • thanks Frank – I could visualise that!

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  2. The “subterfuge,” “diary of opportunity,” and “midnight poison” describe a powerful situation. I think I can understand this suave type of character.

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    • Great feedback Beth – like a genie in a bottle he appeared with such words.

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    • I think its called ‘Untold’ 😉

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