"What do you plan to do with your one, wild, precious life?" -Mary Oliver

Monday, April 12, 2010

A Primer For Men

Monday is Musk
He smiles in the mirror.

Tuesday is Brut.
He won’t ask for help.

Wednesday is Undeniable.
He wears steel-toed boots.

Thursday is no-name Avon.
He’s wearing down.

Friday is Sex Appeal.
He looks toward the night.

Saturday is Wild Country.
He wishes himself elsewhere.

He’s worked his tendons into knots;
his way through every bottle.

I try to throw things out on clean-the-cupboard day.
Sundays he sits, soaped and robed.


April is poetry month and I wanted to start the week off with an ode to men. We love them, even when we hate them. We couldn't live without them. Here's to all the men in our lives.

11 comments:

Liza said...

Funny, my husband, daughter and I had a conversation about aftershave last night. My husband hasn't worn it in years. I told my daughter I am glad. I like the smell of him.

Travener said...

We couldn't live without you women folks either.

Well, we could, but wouldn't want to.

Wine and Words said...

Oh Jeeze, I hate cologne, aftershave, all that jazz. I agree with Liza. Plain old man smell is best. Why mess with it?

Angel-Star said...

love cologne, will follow a man with the right scent...just discovered your sight and signed up to follow! thanks, angel-star

Talli Roland said...

Oh, I love the second-last stanza.

And cologne... oh yes! Give me a little Hugo Boss any day.

sarahjayne smythe said...

Wow. That is great. :)

Yvonne Osborne said...

Liza
I agree with you. Actually, my husband seldom wears cologne anymore.

Travener,
Yes we could....barely. Thanks!

W&W
Right. Nothing better than plain man smell!

Angel-Star,
Well, hello! Thank you so much! Thanks for following my blog.

Talli,
Thanks! Yeah, I like a little Hugo Boss!

Sarahjayne,
Thank you so much.

She Writes said...

I don't hate men. Love em :). And I like soap, and robe, man in the mirror...

Yvonne Osborne said...

Hi Amy!
I love men soaped and robed.

I better stop before I get nicked for being x-rated or something!

Mayowa said...

On behalf of all the men in the universe...Thank ye.

You write terrific poetry. Prose too? (i'm going to read a more posts and see if i can't find out).

Yvonne Osborne said...

Mayowa,
Thank you so much. A newbie!!! Well, yes, in answer to your question, I do. So tell me...what did you find out?