The poetic city: “The charm of Miss Helen 1/19/14”

Miss Helen and Reece dancing. (Photo by: Richard Eager)

The charm of Miss Helen    1-19-14


Arriving for my visit 

In my Christmas sweater 

And my weekend hat, 

Tilted at the right angle 

For panache and purpose,

I hope to impress.


Helen looks up 

Breaks into a smile 

And exclaims, 

“You look like a million bucks!”


Helen may have forgotten her dollars and cents 

But not her P’s and Q’s.

She still remembers how to charm a man 

And leave him feeling like a million bucks.


© Reece Burka 2/1/2019



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