A Funny Smell

“Art doesn’t have to be serious to be meaningful”, Rommy said. “Sometimes a smile or even a full belly laugh can be more healing than somber contemplation.” She is correct, methinks. So here is my bit:

“A Funny Smell”

They say she is slow and chubby,
and will leave
a funny smell on your fingers.

They tell me he is full of himself,
and shuts down
when things are getting good.

The ones who adore her,
say he is a fake, a fad,
too fast to give pleasure.

Those who lust after him,
say she is old, impractical,
a match away from poof.

I say, love her and love him…
for the bookaliciousness of her scent
and his noveltifficacious ways.

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a wee note…
– Rommy also requested lightheartedness, some nonsense words, and “something that feels innocent or child-like.” Well, I say that 1 (or 2) out of 3 is not a total lost. Whenever my poetry or fiction ventures to explore the elaborate realm of children, the wee ones my Muse encounters tend to be rather creepy. So, um… yeah *cough* 1 (or 2) out of 3.
– Linked to the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads (Stuff and Nonsense)
– and to Open Link Night, over at the dVerse.

art-of-bent-objects-by-terry-borderArt of Bent Objects, by Terry Border
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57 thoughts on “A Funny Smell

  1. This was absolutely delightful, Magaly 😀 you bought the painting to life with your vivacious verse..💜 Love “bookaliciousness of her scent and his noveltifficacious ways” Beautifully penned❤️

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

    PS: You never cease to amaze me💋😍

  2. Ha! This made me grin, because it was such a Magaly way to interpret nonsense, in a most Magaly sort of topic. I think I’m comfy having a triad with those two, for all their good points, while forgiving their flaws.

  3. ah wow. i took this quite seriously because this has been said of me “They tell me he is full of himself,” and i notice that i all too often “shuts down
    when things are getting good.” i wonder why this is so, and all the poor people who have put up with it, for a time, until i hurt them and drive them off….

  4. I say, love her and love him…
    for the bookaliciousness of her scent
    and his noveltifficacious ways.

    Yes, love them both for what they are (with the classic nomenclature to wit)

    Hank

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