creative writing

An Awkward Quadrille

We giggled in the courtyard,
Doing impressions of his coy advances.
The way he bites his lip,
His clumsiness as he dances.
His eyelids raised, revealing nerves.
He spluttered: “A beautiful undress”.
Perhaps that is what he really meant,
A Freudian slip, no less.

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In response to dVerse’s quadrille challenge #105 found here

13 thoughts on “An Awkward Quadrille

    1. Thank you- and interesting you ask that, originally I put eyebrows but I imagined it to be more of an involuntary expression so went with eyelids. I had battled with the wording though, and I appreciate the feedback!


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