Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Mag #150 & Friday Flash 55 "The Art of Seduction"

image by Daniel Murtagh
The Art of Seduction

The art of seduction
begins tonight,

a delicate task of
mystery, temptation.

You glimpse me, candlelit,
ivory laced neglige.

From the sidewalk
your eyes narrow, linger.

My lips pucker and blow,
bathe me in darkness,

you stand motionless
beneath the street lamp.

I smile, pray this puts to death,
"She's just the girl next door".

by Margaret Bednar, January 10, 2013


This is for Magpie Tales #150 & Friday Flash 55.

I have been very sick this past month.  A series of flu, cold, sore throats... I hear it is quite contagious and rampant this year and hope it escapes most of you!  I think I'm on the road to recovery ... but you should see my house (at least I know I'm needed. :)

  

21 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i liked that a lot. :)

i'm glad you're getting better!

Mr. Charleston said...

Just a glimpse to tantalize the senses. Well done.

manicddaily said...

Very cool poem - the girl next door! Ha....

I'm so sorry about your flu - I've had one too - much better now, but still rather tired. k.

brandi said...

BRAVO! The Girl Next Door shows her secret crush side.

Heaven said...

I hope you are feeling better ~

Love the art of seduction ~

Nara Malone said...

Yep, thinking the girl-next-door is done.

Brian Miller said...

well now...that is one way to keep spice in a marriage...esp after being sick so long...hope you are feeling better margaret...

Margaret said...

Brian! ha ha This is not about me... it's about a teenage girl and the "boy next door".

Ha ha... can't even imagine doing this. My luck, I would have my glasses off and mistake my teenage son for my husband... ha ha... OH... yeah, not gonna even try this. :)

Robyn Greenhouse said...

It's always good to know you are needed! Glad you are feeling on the mend. enjoyed your poem!

Margaret said...

Robyn... I'm actually convinced they couldn't survive without me. After three days in bed -- a war zone has erupted within the walls of my house! :)

razzamadazzle said...

I do hope you're feeling better now. This is a great poem. I love the bit of exhibitionism.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Very sensual take on a sensual photograph. Last line is a killer. Sorry you've been sick. It's supposed to be a bad year for the flu.

G-Man said...

Margaret Bednar...?
Wow...Now I'm running a fever.
Once again you NEVER fail to amaze
Loved your seductive 55
Thanks for this marvelous story in spite of your Ague.
Have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Myrna R. said...

Amazing that you could write something so worthy when you're feeling sick. Enjoyed reading this. Don't worry about the house, just get well.

Green Speck said...

I loved this poem ... seductive indeed :-)

Do take care of yourself ...

izzy said...

I love the outdoor, lamp lit mystery!

Ella said...

This was stunning! I love how you captured the seduction ;D

Get well...the house will wait!
xo

Helen said...

The girl next door is a myth .. your poem is proof positive!

We have been concerned for you, happy to know you are on the mend. Now, get busy!!!

Other Mary said...

I think a lot of men would like to live next door to THAT girl! What a fetching 55!

Tess Kincaid said...

Love the unexpected ending...

Ginnie said...

I'm so sorry you've been so sick, Margaret. I pray you're on the mend. In the meantime, you sure haven't lost your poetic touch!