“Never love a wild thing…If you let yourself love a wild thing, you’ll end up looking at the sky.”
― Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Three Stories
Days of youth when nights never end
a wild haired gypsy child-woman
Silver earrings dangling
gaudy bracelets clanging
dancing to her favorite songs.
Caught up in a whirlwind
of colorful young men- yearning
to capture her body’s bright soul
tether her to their hungry embrace
put her spirit in its ‘rightful’ place.
But yet with sweet grace, she resists
elusive as a lace winged butterfly
she flits from honeyed bloom to bloom
never lingering in a heart too long
She takes to the skies, soaring ever higher.
©2022 Linda Lee Lyberg
Author’s Note: It’s our 11th anniversary at dVerse and I am hosting today’s Poetics. The prompt is choosing one of 11 lines from Breakfast at Tiffany’s and using it to inspire a poem. The pub opens at 3 PM EST and I am serving pink champagne and lemon cake to celebrate. Of course, we’ll have our regular fare as well. Come join us!
Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 25 years and their latest rescue, Jackson “Jax” Lyberg. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com and view anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page