Someone I can not see
Scatters the newsprint; shoos away the leaves.
Someone I can not see sneaks up on me.
He catches me,
Blinds my face with my own hair;
My hands are full and he takes advantage.
Pulls the hem of my dress in a wild goose chase.
This way and that,
Here a peak and there a show,
Up, down and all around.
He makes sure they all turn and see as he roars with raspy laughter.
An older women looks at me then forcibly away, annoyed.
A younger one gasps and grabs her own shame.
Only a second of compassion towards me, extended minutes of her own relief;
Grateful to have hidden her cotton whities from all but me.
She doesn't rush to help,
I guess it is every girl for herself as she scampers away.
Well I would hide those threadbare sheer grannies too...
(Yet, I wish I had been so practical.)
A handsome guy stops.
He sees only one thing.
He doesn’t see my blushing face, he doesn’t really see my bare legs prance.
I am a deer in headlights as
His eyes travel lower and lower only seeing a vision, a wish fulfilled.
My poor choice leaves my skirt midair.
Flashy, red, barely-there underwear, yet still unable to hide anywhere.
Time stands still,
I'm on full display.
In my head I hear the laughs, but in front of me I see the growing reality of other thoughts.
Time stands still until...
The leaves scatter!
My full sail released at last.
I stomp, I huff, I curse - I just pout.
Oh devilish wind - why - I yell in vain.
Is that a rueful moan answering me or bidding me farewell?
Uncontrollable energy now pin-balling down the street,
Your howling laughter answers;
‘Yoooo, yoooo dared me, so I did.'
So what did you think? Did you understand what happened?
Surveys below & Comments always welcome.