A Fine Romance
by Ronnie Sirmans
Whether it’s his looks,
the vibe in the room shifted perceptibly.
We have also seen how maddeningly committed he is.
Humility has helped him curry favor,
helps the face to close more easily.
It was impossible not to be swayed by his manifold passion.
Cooling sensations on skin contact,
creating three distinct grind options
to sweeten the feel at impact.
Night, full of new promise, falls like a gentle curtain,
despite having to carry the dead body.
There are a lot of women like that in Manhattan.
(each line culled from content in Sports Illustrated Golf, Feb. 2, 2015 issue)
Ronnie Sirmans is a metro Atlanta newspaper journalist whose poems have appeared in Tar River Poetry, The South Carolina Review, The American Journal of Poetry, Light, The Museum of Americana, Third Wednesday and elsewhere. Read his previous poems in Deep South Magazine here. Follow him on Twitter at @RonSirmans.