It Wasn’t the First Time

life had been altered –

plans changed,

priorities rearranged,

temperature raised —

by a smile,

batted lash,



She did it to him

often –

whenever she came near —

it was simply the first

time today.

The "place de la bourse" in Bordeaux...

Written for the Trifecta weekend writing challenge.


Filed under Poetry, Poetry - Prompts

18 responses to “It Wasn’t the First Time

  1. Oh, I love this! “It was simply the first | time today” – sweetly put. Wha a lovely entry.

  2. Very nice the way you combine so many gestures in this.

  3. Wonderful! Perfect response, Mark.

  4. Very Good poem Mark, we each as a sex are quite unique in attracting the other!

  5. debseeman

    Last two lines? Doooope!!

  6. OOOOOHHHHH I like that!!!! We should all have that effect on that special someone.

  7. Simply — lovely. I really enjoyed this poem.

  8. Wow! If we were voting, you would get one of my three!

  9. easy, elegant, flowing; i like it 🙂

  10. I love this poem. I hope I still have that effect on my hubby 🙂

  11. Lovely pacing to this. Thanks for linking up. Please come back and join us for the new prompt tomorrow.

  12. How cute. I love the whole ensemble!

  13. very nice! Congrats on being in the top 3!

  14. Awesome!! Congrats on the trifecta top three, Mark!!

Some of what I write is true, some is fiction; most is merely possibility.

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