Dinner’s in the fridge.
Don’t forget Tabitha’s bedtime story.
Make sure Darren Jr does his homework.
I’ve laced up my take-no-prisoners,
You smiled at me,
while I decided between
belladonna or datura -
made me want to reach
for damania instead.
I love these boots.
But I also love the slippers
we’ve made of our love -
the warm, mmm-so-cozy,
But tonight, there are great, odiferous, pestilent
hydras to contain and a coven waiting for me to rise.
“The hydra doesn’t stand a chance,” you say
before we kiss and I fly.
Shoes and Books by Magaly Guerrero
Song Choice: Groovy Kind of Love covered by Phil Collins
Process notes: Belladonna and datura are poisonous plants while damania has a reputation for being an aphrodisiac.
This poem was inspired by the prompt given at Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads: Poetry Through the Eyes of Carol Ann Duffey and the picture prompt given over at Friday Fictioneers. It is also linked up with Poets United: Poetry Pantry 350.