Friday, January 20, 2017

Shuffling Gumshoe Blues

Dropping my false mustache and glasses
I stop blending into the scenery
and leap from hiding
Four undulating arms
Four sticky gumshoes
perambulating across
Poseidon's dancing floor
with an agile curious grace
I tip my hat

"Hello, Shweetheart
The jig is up
No one plays me for a sucker!
I have three hearts 
Two branchial
One systemic
all on my sleeve for you.
You're Magic
All legs,
staring at me with those
hypnotic eyes of yours

I'm sick of swimming
through dark alleys
shaking down every dank crevice
for a chance to grab a fin.
I put the I in Intelligence alright
Solving puzzles and 
Unraveling mysteries
Mysteries like
"Will the next dive cough up a meal? or
Is today the day I end up tanked,
or worse, as calamari?"

Shuffling off alone
at the end of every day
only to bonelessly tuck myself away
in some hole in the wall
We deserve better
than Illusion, Shweetheart

So lets wrap our mitts
around the future
pull it close
Leave behind
anything holding us back
We'll recoup
any petty losses
Let's dust!

Be my Main Squeeze
Come away with me  
to a tropical paradise
my hidden garden grotto
Where the sharks 
will never loan us a dime
We'll vanish without a trace
in a puff of smoke

Bend, Dollface
Be flexible, creative and
We'll dine in style
Crab, lobster, eel juice, the works
Choice tidbits for a choice dame
My personal femme fatale"

For those new to the game, each poem is inspired by a Teacher found in Nature; a star, stone, animal, plant etc that holds lessons of Wisdom for us. Can you guess who is singing today?

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