Candied Peel – A Quadrille

Candied Peel

Nonchalant girl
hair twirling
around fingers
Twitching like a fly swat
A mustache held in place
Under nose
With pouted lips
She rolled hair in little buds
Tightly across her crown
Onlookers amused
Boredom leaves
and hair is now the texture
of candied peel


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Mish is hosting Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets.  Our prompt tonight
is 'Candy' however we would like to use it.  A quadrille is a poem 
of exactly 44 words excluding the title.

  14 comments for “Candied Peel – A Quadrille

  1. December 13, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    I think I can see her… I think I do twist my hair (and moustache a bit too much as well)

    • Christine Bolton
      December 14, 2022 at 8:43 am

      I fiddle with my hair all the time, particularly when I’m tired! 🤣

  2. December 13, 2022 at 11:47 am

    A vivid capture! I love the way you slipped “candy” into this unique quadrille.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 14, 2022 at 8:42 am

      Thanks Mish. I’m happy you liked it ☺️

  3. December 13, 2022 at 5:03 am

    Trending hairstyles drive me crazy 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      December 13, 2022 at 9:56 am

      I agree. This girl was just fidgeting with her own hair, the way I often do. I find myself tying it into knots! LOL .

      • December 13, 2022 at 11:42 am

        😇😇

  4. December 13, 2022 at 4:14 am

    Vivid imagery, Christine and you made me chuckle! 😀❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      December 13, 2022 at 9:57 am

      Thanks Punam. I was describing myself. I tend to fiddle with my hair when I’m tired 🙂

  5. December 13, 2022 at 1:15 am

    Lol!

    • Christine Bolton
      December 13, 2022 at 9:58 am

      Yes! LOL

      • December 13, 2022 at 10:09 am

        😍

  6. December 13, 2022 at 12:34 am

    Interesting images here. Well done!

    • Christine Bolton
      December 13, 2022 at 9:58 am

      Thanks Paula!

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