Got the Zing!

I shall not go quietly.

Monocolors about to shift
enabled by passing time.
A last hurrah.

Flashing reds and golds
kicking up my heels,
swirling dervish as I let loose.

Revelry earned by business suits,
years of accountability
must-dos and many don’ts.

I shall dance the can-can.
precisely because I can
and am.

My name may not be Autumn,
but watch me go out
in a blaze of glory.


Written for dVerse, the virtual pub for poets, where Bjorn asks us to write using metaphor. Photo cropped from one in 

13 thoughts on “Got the Zing!

  1. sarahsouthwest September 27, 2019 / 1:41 pm

    The whole poem is a great metaphor for getting older (dis)gracefully. Can-can while you can, Lill!

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  2. Frank Hubeny September 27, 2019 / 3:29 pm

    I like the thought of the earned revelry from the years of accountability.

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  3. adda September 27, 2019 / 4:35 pm

    Love the spirit this poem projects about aging. Keep kicking up those heels!!! I am too.

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  4. Beverly Crawford September 27, 2019 / 6:43 pm

    Oh those years of accountability, must dos and many don’ts in the business suit of life. I love the metaphor!

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  5. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) September 28, 2019 / 3:13 pm

    I love this… and having a wonderful finale from all those years in business attire… ha, I still enjoy my days at work, but I try to chose what I do, so even work becomes fun…

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  6. rothpoetry September 28, 2019 / 5:05 pm

    Oh…. I love this Lillian! Yes, it is way to early to just settle in and disappear!

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  7. Rob Kistner September 29, 2019 / 11:39 am

    Excellent use of metaphor Lillian! Creatively conceived, and very effective! Very zesty piece… 😉

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