Today, I would like to challenge you to channel your inner gumshoe, and write a poem in which you describe something with a hard-boiled simile. Feel free to use just one, or try to go for broke and stuff your poem with similes till it’s . . . as dense as bread baked by a plumber, as round as the eyes of a girl who wants you to think she’s never heard such language, and as easy to miss as a brass band in a cathedral. Happy Writing! – Maureen Thorson
I am trying to stay on prompt this year but I am not sure I have an inner gumshoe! Lol 😆 It will be another free verse. ❤
Ok sweetheart, it goes like this.
Morning broke like an explosion
of a hundred flashbulbs going
off in my head. It had been a
heavy night of drinking at the
Pink Flamingo. The joint was
jumping. Your husband was with
his pals from work. Couple of
them were like a swarm of locusts
around one of the hostesses, they
call her Luscious Lil. But your guy
was knocking back those dirty
martinis like a snake in the desert.
I have to say he had no interest
in any of the broads there and
there were a few lookers about.
He got as drunk as a skunk and
a couple of his pals took him up
to his room and left him there.
I checked in on him but he was
snoring like a bull snorting at a
bullfight. My last check in on him
was 5 am and he was still out
for the count. So no sweetheart,
been following him for 2 weeks
and he ain't cheating on you ma'am!