English #frapalymo: Compliment

Woman drinking coffee

Men don’t compliment anymore.
You’re beautiful.
You have an amazing smile.
Your eyes sparkle in the sunlight
Those words of adoration
don’t exist—
only barks from backseats of passing
Buicks as I cross the street, and
ass grabs on sidewalks from
horny teenagers drinking
fruit juice wrapped in
brown paper bags.

© 2015 Nortina Simmons


Written for Frau Paulchen’s Lyrik Monat, which translates from German to Mrs. Paulchen’s Poetry Month. Today’s prompt for #frapalymo is “write a poem about the city.”

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