Fools Rush In Where Angels Fear To Tread

He was a bad boy

The kind Mom warned me about

He was from a different world than me

But he was so inviting

His devilish grin

His pouty eyes

And that body of his

He had done time

He used drugs

Things that used to scare me

But he had no fear

I took the plunge

Dived in with eyes closed

Enticed by the taste of desire

And curious about the other side of the street

I may be a fool

But for once I am living

Life on the edge for a while


Written for Fandango’s February Expression #2

Light Up The Sky (FOWC)

Red sparks fill the skies
As the first of the fireworks explode
Blue stars
Gold smiles
And even a red heart
Ignite the sky with light
White percussive blasts
And multiple explosions create
The sounds of the Fourth of July
Kids laugh and gasp in awe
As they exclaim, “That one was my favorite!”
More than a few times
The adults delight in dangers
Of setting off their own colorful shows
And I just set back and take it all in
One blast after another
Until the last of the smoke clears the sky


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – fireworks