Glow

Green-gold sunlight seeps

through granite clouds, lightening

the gloom for a breath,

as when someone beautiful

appears at a a dull party,

and like the beauty who can’t

be bothered to stay,

then sneaks off again somewhere

as fat raindrops splash the curb

like champagne bubbles

against the side of a glass,

in preparation

for a maudlin toast.

Copyright 2018

T. Allen Culpepper

 

 

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Handsome But Alone

Wearing peach ring tank with faded

indigo trim and pocket detail,

getting advice from the fitness trainer

about how to build his pectorals,

 

a young man, dark-haired and smooth,

heads off by himself to shoot some hoops.

It seems the beautiful and cool

people need company too.

 

Copyright 2013

T. Allen Culpepper