From “Out of the Dark,” my poetry book for April-June 2021, here’s “Cloak & Dagger Days.” Kind of a ‘moving on’ tale, which is what I’ve been doing the past few years. Finding myself again. -BB
“Cloak & Dagger Days”
by Brian Bolding
Flying by the seat
Of whatever cute horny latino I happen to meet
Mouth wide open, all agape
It’s cloak and dagger days
Oops! Time to part our ways
Get in Get out
That’s how it used to be my love
Totally smitten, but when push comes to shove
Can’t get too close, tell them to get the F out
Flying by the seat of my pants
Of whatever cute white boy I happened to romance
All of those ups & downs, only to find
I just wanted, I just needed some peace of mind
Then I find myself alone in my mid 40’s one day
Time to start over again, reflect, time to renew
Building up my strength… This is my patchwork life without you.
4.16.21 558 pm Friday – bb.
(freeflow poem written in under 7 minutes! those are just the best.)
Photo is a selfie taken in October 2019.