A Poem in Three by Peggy Schimmelman

A Poem in Three
by Peggy Schimmelman

Make me your love song
in three-quarter time
conjure me, count me in
whisper me whistle me
dance me romance me 
woo me infuse me 
with rhythm and rhyme.

I’m a Viennese ballroom
a Tennessee dive
I’m denim and crinoline
sawdust and silver 
seduce me unloose me
unwrap me undo me
inhale me consume me 
I’m whiskey I’m wine.

I’ll Waltz Across Texas
I’m Norwegian Wood 
I’m Strauss and Chopin
Jolie Blon, Clementine
so wrangle untangle me
Mr. Bojangle me
I’m Amazing Grace
Sweet Betsy from Pike.

I’m Scarborough Fair
on a Moon River night
so Piano Man stun me
come fiddle-strum-drum me
croon me retune me
twirl and unfurl me
then swing me and sing me
in three-quarter time.

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Peggy Schimmelman is a Livermore, California writer. Her work includes the poetry chapbooks Tick-tock and Crazytown along with two novels, Insomniacs, Inc. and Whippoorwills. She is co-author of two Wild Vine Writers anthologies. Her poetry and short fiction have appeared in North American Review, Flash Fiction Magazine, Haight-Ashbury Journal, WinningWriters.com, Aleola Journal of Poetry and Art, Pacific Review, Comstock Review, Wild Musette Journal, 100wordstories.org and others. https://peggyschimmelman.com/ https://www.facebook.com/peggy.schimmelman/

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