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Goss Keracey is an American poet,
essayist, and writer currently
residing in Lexington, KY.

He writes about love, life,
relationships, learning, philosophy,
and living with depression.

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Many years ago
When I was young and ever-spry,
My hairline, then, was less receded,
And my stomach tight, but, I digress;
Where was I? Oh yes!
I sat and quaffed a whiskey in a pub
Alone one night.

After more than one or two, it’s true:
My spirit was alight
And humor too, it seemed,
I felt courageous and alive.
And so, I hoped that happenstance
Would take its place upon my side,
And I decided to be sociable
Or at least, give it a try…

Now, feeling drunk but hardly daring,
I thought it wise to start by staring
Inconspicuously ‘round the room
If only just to pass some time.
Perhaps this tactic would provide me with
The perfect moment when I
Would make a move,
If only I could get the nerve
To strike.

So gaze I did, and just as well,
For, there was little chance I’d quell
The urge to stay there safely
On my own and fantasize.
And just as I’d all but resigned,
I caught a fleeting glimpse
That to this day I would swear
Could have been an angel drifting by.

Says I: “Lo, what marvelous thing is this?
Hath my imagination gone and run wildly amiss?”
Dubious, I admit, but aspiring to see things clearly,
“Doth mine eyes deceive me merely
To invoke this dithering fit?”
Or something like that…

And now, thoroughly amazed,
I sit and recount the drinks I’ve sipped,
For, surely that would explain it,
This illusion of a myth!
Let’s see:
There’s the whiskey (thrice I filled)
The tequila (that I spilled)
And one mystery concoction
I don’t think the barkeep billed.

And still, she sits there smiling,
Like some bold, flirtatious siren
While I, awkward as a deer gaping at a blinding light
Sit shyly––grinning.
And it was then I felt
My head start spinning;
Still in utter disbelief
The fates had so aligned.

At first, I thought it was her smile
That petrified me for a while;
Hypnotized by her allure,
I tried to pinpoint my demise.
But in the end, I’m sure it was
Her gorgeous gazing eyes
That left me reeling, feeling silly
And completely mesmerized.

9 comments on “Mesmerized

  1. Beautiful words that capture the moment of the girl with the gorgeous eyes. xx

  2. AIG says:

    Beautiful poem. Eloquent and with humor. Loved it!

  3. I’m loving your style. Thank you 🙂

  4. Alan H. says:

    Reblogged this on The Phlogisticated Mind and commented:
    Well done, sir.

  5. Interesting site! Lots of talent all the way around…The IT Men was unfathomably hilarious! Well…till the end, anyway. 😀

    Thanks for the “Like” at Writers Plain & Simple.

  6. Mesmerized by the wonderful poem 🙂 Loved the enactment and could visualize it 🙂

  7. BrokenBridge says:

    Beautiful well versed

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