She Keeps Late Hours

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille #91 – “Keep”  (posted by Kim)
“This week I’d like you to take any meaning, form or compound of the word keep, and write a poem of exactly 44 words (not counting your title), including the prompt word.”

She’s wild, out of
control, mole penciled
in bold on left cheek.
So cheeky with the boys,
her toys. She keeps late
hours, has secret powers,
disputed by some. Hasn’t
a penny to her name;
blames no one. Keeps
dancing, romancing,
keeping late hours.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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26 Responses to She Keeps Late Hours

  1. msjadeli says:

    Lyrical and full of energy.


  2. Grace says:

    If she is enjoying life and having fun, I don’t blame her.


  3. Beverly Crawford says:

    A sad portrayal. Evocative


  4. erbiage says:

    i may have been bewitched by her, once…

    this is really lovely and stirs me deep.


  5. Rob Kistner says:

    I think I tried to date her once when I was a younger man Sara. It was a bit like trying to romance the wind.


  6. kim881 says:

    I vivid quadrille portrait, Sara! I love the internal rhyme and the lines:
    ‘… She keeps late
    hours, has secret powers’.
    Those kind of secret powers are something I never had but always wished for when I was younger.


  7. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the description of her late hours and secret powers.


  8. sanaarizvi says:

    This is such a vividly painted quadrille! Love it ❤️❤️❤️


  9. Misky says:

    She’ll be old before her time, burning that candle from both ends!


  10. I think as long as she enjoys it…. keep it up girl


  11. Oh I love it! We have all been there ☺️


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