in thrall to the notion
of a boy at school,
whose languid unfocused gaze
as he leans back against a wall
and releases a long extended sigh,
indicative of wasted days and nights
and boredom unenhanced by intellect,
can electrify her with desire,
and freeze her with terror
at one and the same time.
suddenly she is fraught and tense
her hands tingle and sweat
and her thoughts seem to halt abruptly
without warning, then resume
so that they crash into each other,
like items held up on a conveyor.
About Angela/Jordan/Rickie/Rayanne/Brian from My So-called Life, so brilliantly played by Claire Danes, Jared Leto/Wilson Cruz/A J Langer/Devon Gummersall. Song is ‘Late at Night’ by Buffalo Tom.
Thanks to all for reading this month’s poems. Phew, another napowrimo over.