Cuban Crisis

Cuban Crisis

She was pulled towards
the whiff of cigar smoke
in the still night air
Pungent yet sweet
it was magnetic
Luring her into the snare

He stood in a cloud
of the scented haze
enjoying his vice
She watched quietly
for a few moments
debating her own advice

She had pretended interest
in the Cuban cigar
knowing it would intrigue
He invited her easily
to step outside
But was she out of his league?

He was holding an object
in his outstretched hand
as she approached
Just as she had thought
a fat cigar for her
She knew she had been caught

He laughed at her look
She was an easy read
He had got her good
Men don’t want women
to smoke cigars
If only they understood


Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

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  11 comments for “Cuban Crisis

  1. October 21, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    Ah! The whiff of Cuban cigar! I like it Christine. It came out very well. 😊❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      October 22, 2018 at 10:29 am

      Thanks Punam 🙂👍

      • October 22, 2018 at 11:50 am

        My pleasure dear. 🙂

  2. October 21, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    Great poem! It has beautiful imagery and meaning! 😍

    • Christine Bolton
      October 22, 2018 at 10:36 am

      Oh thank you so much my dear friend. I am always honored when you compliment my poems. 🙂

      • October 22, 2018 at 11:03 am

        You are welcome, my dear! Your poems are really beautiful.

      • Christine Bolton
        October 22, 2018 at 12:35 pm

        I try 😌

      • October 22, 2018 at 1:08 pm

        You are doing a great job ❤️

  3. October 21, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    Great write for these prompts. I enjoyed reading this and could smell the whiff of the cigar. There is a fellow here upstairs that smokes the occasional cigar, it must be a cheap brand because it stinks…lol

    • Christine Bolton
      October 23, 2018 at 4:31 pm

      Oops Hélène … I found this in the Spam box! Thank you for your kind words. Sorry about your neighbor’s stinky cigars 😔

      • October 23, 2018 at 7:24 pm

        WP does weird things with our spam…

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