Younger is a funny, joy-filled beast whose appetite seeks charms and luscious treats, yet he knows there is wide, wide world. So, off he bleets once supped and full. The older – add scores two, a half, minus ten – knows this landscape of plenty shifts by hurt and over time lithe limb and limber they pass, too. So, his grasp, though no less fleeting, strikes quick and fast, then dulled. He’s done the nest and picket fence, or not. Older he knows best how to feather his bed. Younger and older have a brother close to “just right”. He is the most wary and sniffs out the approach. He weighs options, juggles plates, sows oats and waits while life does some marinating of wings, legs, thighs and breasts. Just right can measure and asses. Take his pick and then exit the marketplace.
There are the younger lads, the older men and the ones within a single woman’s own age-bracket. In the wake of Valentine’s Day, I present these brothers three who were, no doubt, out on the prowl last night.
I tweet as @BeadedQuill about my writing life, my interest in soft martial arts, dancing and the pleasures of arts and culture. Sometimes I share about my dating life on Twitter, but more often the experiences inspire poetry.
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In 2013 I brought out two books of collected poems. They are available through the print-on-demand site blurb.co.uk. Click on the titles below to preview each:
Emily’s Poems for Modern Boys – Twenty-five poems offering insights on life, love and work for the Modern Boy.
Shining in Brightness – Twenty poems and two essays on creative process charting a ‘mystical decade’ of writing. The author documents her experiences in four continents and across three life phases – as student, traveller and young adult.