Friday, June 27, 2008

Write Like Summer

Totally Optional Prompts June 26, 2008
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I slap them
in the face
as soon as they
leave the airport,
wrap my boa arms
around them
and squeeze.

I’m the fat aunt
who visits
and won’t leave.

They try to escape
from me
into air-conditioning
but I sit outside
their door,
sweating.

As soon as they
come out, I wipe
myself off on them,
spritzing my cologne
everywhere.

At night you can hear
my laughter turn to growls
and see
my eyes flash
with a bit of anger.

I feel
sorry for myself
and shed a few tears.
But in the morning
I'll still be sitting
right there,
ready to latch
onto them like
a chubby chimp
and they'll haul me around
all day.

9 comments:

Pauline said...

oh! this is perfect! makes me laugh out loud and squirm at the same time. I shall always think of humidity as a fat aunt now...

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Love the image of the fat aunt and the chubby chimp - I've been called that too, some kids once called me fatty on a bicycle!

paisley said...

sounds like auntie cant handle the drink.....

vivid images,, sweaty images... ewwww...

anthonynorth said...

Now that made me feel so hot :-)
Excellently done.

Stan Ski said...

This 'fat aunt' is a year-round visitor, but especially now, she makes her presence felt - climbing into bed with me, and 'mugging' me the moment I step out of the shower.

sister AE said...

I love your personification of heat lightning in there - at least that's how I read it!

texasblu said...

lol - the boa gripped me right off - excellent!

tumblewords said...

A great laugh - love the use of personification here. What fun!

Beloved Dreamer said...

Ah my dear, I laughing out loud right. What a great take on the prompt. Just wonderful!!!!!!!

P.S. Lift high a drink for me. I love it.

love-bd

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