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09.30.14 Posted in today's words by

An updated bio: Jeanette Cheezum’s work has been published at several online writing sites and in print. Her work has been included in 14 anthologies and 4 books of poetry (3 of which have made the New York Times Bestsellers List). She has published 10 ebooks available at Amazon. Jeanette is the recipient of The Helium Network’s Premium Writer’s Badge and a Marketplace Writer’s Award. She is the editor of Cavalcade of Stars and a member of Hampton Roads Writers. Read some of her work here. Her most recent poem to appear here was Holding On (March 2014).

By Jeanette Cheezum

The tilt of her head made her long hair
frame the small of her back. The kiss
of the dew tickled her feet.

He watched his neighbor smile at the
sunrise and scoop up the paper.
His mind wavered as the flimsy gown
clung to her breast and hips. Did she
know he was watching?
Always watching.



5 Responses to “Intoxication”

  1. Bobbie Troy says:

    Very intoxicating poem! Love the picture it makes.

  2. Jeanette Gallagher says:

    I love Jeanette’s poem, intoxication. Wonderful imagery – I can see him “watching” and I have to wonder if she knew. I hope she did!

  3. Thanks, ladies. I appreciate your comments.

  4. Sharon Poch says:

    Jeannette, you create an aura of sexual tension that becomes sinister at the end. Love the last line, Always watching. Has an Alfred Hitchcock feel to it.

  5. Thanks Sharon,

    Glad you liked it.

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