tango tanka

I do the tango
in the backyard, under moon
old silver tank top
this dewy grass my ballroom
’til I bump into trashcan

(my day 11 napowrimo inspired by prompt here: http://www.napowrimo.net/2013/04/day-eleven/)

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One of those bourbon nights

In response to prompt here:
readwritepoem
I didn’t follow this prompt completely as this wasn’t based on personal experience

I was wooed by the glow of her velveteen thighs
And the way her lips teased her cigarillos
I wooed her into my bed and quickly discovered him
She, I mean he, thought that I knew by the narrowness of his hips
And that imitation Nina Simone voice