Thursday, April 16, 2015

Good Woman

Baby, I'm a good loving woman;
I can make you feel like birds are flying all through you,
and singing their heads off, too.

Honey, I'm a good faithful woman;
Once I'm yours, I go deaf and blind to anybody else,
knowing only the braille of a singular devotion.

Sleep in, sweet thing--
I'll put on heels and get a job.

Anything you want in this big round world,
I'll find it,
fetch it,
bread it and fry it.

Sugar pea, did I ever tell you how my last love kissed and crossed me?
Never mind, I made your favorite dessert!
Just sit.
Just enjoy.
Just try it.
__________

Some culinary foolishness for LolaMouse. The image is "Always" by Jim Doran.


20 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i love your evil ways... :)

Susie Clevenger said...

Hmmm...a warning. "knowing only the braille of a singular devotion." Love that line

Sioux said...

Each stanza--not better than the previous one, because each one is perfect in its own way.

Find it, fetch it, bread it, fry it...and the last one---sooo dark and delicious. (Don't take one bite of that dessert, darlin', if you crossed Shay. ;)

Cloudia said...

perfect lover... but a sober, minor note at end? A threat?


ALOHA from Honolulu,
ComfortSpiral
=^..^=

humbird said...

Sounds almost like "trick or treat?" Nicely imagined x

Ella said...

Said, the spider to the fly! Yikes~

Clever, FB!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

"I'll find it, fetch it, bread it and fry it". LOL. I love the "birds flying through you" lines!!!!

Outlawyer said...

Ah, sweet. Sad too. k.

purplepeninportland said...

This is wonderful. Made me chuckle.

blogoratti said...

Lovely thoughts, real nice!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Love it! (And I too wonder about the underlying meaning in that ending.)

Björn Rudberg said...

The sweet desert served cold I wonder.

hedgewitch said...

Devotion takes many forms but seldom seems to get itself back in turn--cooking a very apt metaphor--one cooks, the other eats--and the sardonic frosting really fits the picture. Forgive the incoherence--about commented out here.

Lolamouse said...

How did I just know that you would pick that particular piece?!! You give new meaning to "blind devotion!" Where is the line where love becomes obsession? I'd be wary of trying that dessert!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Oh, this is brilliant! Trust you, Shay, to tell the 'right' story.

Mama Zen said...

I'll find it,
fetch it,
bread it and fry it.

Now that's love!

Buddah Moskowitz said...

So much devotion and seduction in this, but that last unanswered question would lead to many sleepless nights (keeping one eye open). Excellent write, outtasight! la la Mosk

Sanaa Rizvi said...

This is wonderful Shay :) I really loved reading it!
You have given a whole new meaning to the term "Blind devotion."

Love,
Sanaa

grapeling said...

I gravitated to the same line as Susie. iron in these lines, beneath the velvet ~

my heart's love songs said...

um.... i'm not really hungry right now. maybe later.