The College Boy(s)
The timbre of his voice
makes waiting in line a rare pleasure -
wonder if he's a vocal major.
Notice he's always kind with the elderly.
Handsome, not too clean cut,
locks almost girlish (or at least
that's what my husband would say),
his tall lanky youthful frame
promises a lean manly grace someday.
Always gently places vegetables
and fruit in my bag, careful not to bruise -
and I imagine his apartment neat and tidy -
an attribute not to be overlooked in a young man.
Confess I brought my daughter along today
careful not to comment or point his way
(a mistake I made with a young man
who works at the gym - swiftly and effectively
banished to her "obituary column"
also known as "Mom's failed attempts").
Hid my smile, making sure my eyebrow
remained in place as she commented
Maybe this one will survive.
by Margaret Bednar, February 1, 2018
No photo today ... Can't even imagine my girls' reaction if I were to take this young man's photo ... They think I have embarrassed them in the past... this would put them over the edge. :) We live in a college town and there are a LOT of eligible young men working part time jobs...
Linked with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Out of Standard - Eulogy for a stranger" I LOOSLY followed the rules - instead of an outright eulogy I incorporated the idea of one (or sorts) into my poem... I tried working it according to the rules but it wasn't working.