Scores of Saturdays

Poem by Joni on August 12, 2021Photo by Marta Wave on

A freckle danced circles around her nose
Little feet moving like a ballerina
Teeth crafting her smile into a bright star
Her hair smelling of ripe strawberries
Oh, how he loved her, and how she liked to dance
Watching her, knowing her, consumed in a trance

Dropping on the floor tired, slowly kissing her feet
Picking her up gently like his southern, ripe peach
Carrying her to their bed, he unbuttoned his blue shirt
He wanted her close, to feel her pale skin
Warm, sweat dripping between her breast
He knew she was his, just like he knew the rest

She would say, it is getting late but never meant it
He loved all her smells and would not want her to shower
This was their dance now; even the bed knew their moves
Missing breakfast was an adventure this rainy day
Singing outside the window, creating liquid notes, was the blue jay
Predictable was their life, their love, and their Saturday

33 thoughts on “Scores of Saturdays

  1. What a lovely vignette you captured,,It almost felt like a scene out of a period piece, but it could be now..In a small town, where things tend to repeat a lot, but even so…their little dance feels mutual and it feels there is love on both sides:) Lovely, like a painting, like a small scene that fades to black…β€οΈπŸ¦‹πŸŒΉπŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’Ž

    1. You describe things so beautifully. That is exactly the piece in a nutshell. Thank you for reading and your very thoughtful comment. I love reading them as you get every tiny detail. Bless you my friend and hoping you have an amazing weekend. Stay safe and sending love. 🌹🌹🌹

  2. This is so lovely and expressive Joni❀

    “Missing breakfast was an adventure this rainy day
    Singing outside the window, creating liquid notes, was the blue jay”

    Love and hugsπŸ€—β€

    1. Thank you sweet Ishita. You are a sweetheart. Sending my love to you and your sweet family. I hope you get some rest this weekend. I am going in for my second procedure in a couple of hours. Say a little prayer for me my friend. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ’•β€οΈπŸ€—πŸ¦‹ love You sweetie

  3. A beautiful verse full of tangible love and desire. The consistent line lengths make for an even flow. I always miss breakfast, but never for such a grand reason!

    1. Thank you Brad that made me chuckle. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Thank you for the sweet comment I really appreciate it and you. Sending my love, hugs and wishes for a great weekend. Love to you Brad, Jonikins β€οΈπŸ€—πŸŒΉπŸ₯°

    1. You are so gracious to me dearest Brenda. Thank you so much for your kind support. I am sending you much love sweetie. Hope all is well and your many projects are going well. β€οΈπŸ€—πŸ¦‹πŸŒΉπŸŒΊπŸ’•πŸŒ·

    1. You are so sweet. There is some comfort in predictability when we get older. I can still go for a wild time, which means dancing to music in a classy restaurant where there is no dancing for example. Thank you for reading, I really appreciate that you get me. Thanks so much. Sending you and your family love. β€οΈπŸ€—πŸ¦‹πŸ˜˜

  4. Ah, lucky are those in love so comforting and constant. This poem is written so beautifully, it flows like the river. You’re such a fine poet, Joni! ❀️

    1. Thank you so much Cindy I am so grateful for your support. You are so sweet to read my work all the time. I truly appreciate it. You are a dear friend. Sending my love. β€οΈπŸ€—πŸ¦‹πŸŒ·

    1. Oh you are very thoughtful. Thank you Jeff for your thoughtful words they have brightened my morning. I truly appreciate your support. It means a lot. Love and hugs right back at you. β€οΈπŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ¦‹

      1. You’re most welcome, dear Joni. Always. Ah! I’m glad to know this is so; how lovely. Recieved, thank you. πŸ˜˜πŸ€—β€β€

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