rain and lemonade


‘I thought you only liked brunettes now’
it was only half an accusation
at most
eyes and expression
dulling the edge
speaking of
expanding “flaws”
blind to the obvious
as with all the good ones
pros outweigh consternations
a presence from a distance
first star seen
in any sky
it might be
that she can’t see
what we see
it might be
that she doesn’t
what we’ve known
all along
for if she did
there is the fear
that it might
take away
from what she is
i really
doubt it


35 Responses to “rain and lemonade”

  1. 1 Matt

    It’s best to find a beauty who just honestly doesn’t know it.

    but I DO love me some brunettes.

    • I grew up as a huge fan of blondes. Huuuuuuge. But began finding myself more into brunettes as I got older. And generally I still prefer them.

      But if I notice a blonde, I reallllly notice a blonde.

  2. My God this woman sounds amazing. If only someone wrote poetry about me. I love Matt’s comment for so many reasons.

  3. Lauren Graham is overrated. The End. And I like to think a really cool dude would write me poetry DESPITE the truths I share about Lauren. (My Lauren dislike is strong today. Beware).

  4. 7 Jenn

    I think this is might be my favorite post of yours.

  5. I’m witholding all the expletives jumping to mind in response to “rrrrreally noticing” blondes as opposed to “generally preferring” brunettes!

    • Somehow I didn’t see that coming when I made the comment.

      Let me explain…

      I mostly prefer brunettes, because they are lovely.

      But when I notice a blonde it is because she stands out.

      That didn’t make it better, did it?

      • Ha, I came back because I thought I may have sounded mean! I was referring to comments, not the poem. And no. But hey, who am I to argue some instinctual response?!

        • You sounded VERY mean.

          Yes. Who ARE you to argue?

          I feel attacked.

          But I accept your apology (and no responsibility) so let’s move on.

  6. I don’t really get why guys prefer blondes. I have never ever looked at a blonde and thought I want to be her. Brunettes (some of them) just look so sultry.

    • Sultry is good.

      But some blondes are all shiny and golden. Like a Crunchie bar wrapper.

      I’m now offending blondes and brunettes. Any redheads reading?

  7. 15 Lys

    i’d have to agree with the above comment. i don’t think there is one thing in this world that could make me doubt my natural brunettedness and cause me to dye my hair blonde.

    on another hand, wow. i’m in love with your words. definitely going to have to read more.

    • Anyone who knows me will not even be a little surprised that all I got from that was “in love with your words.” ;)

      Thanks for dropping in!

  8. These blonde comments are troubling.

  9. Brandy, blondes are lovely, and you are lovely.

    Brunettes must often struggle to get noticed when there is a blonde in the room, though – as Peter has demonstrated – although admittedly this occurs more often less mature venues… Like college.

    Blonde is the hair equivalent of big boobs, in other words.

  10. Honestly, I came here to comment on how lovely these words are (and they always are)…

    However, I got SO distracted reading the comments and your description of blondes that I don’t even remember what exactly I was going to say…

    So… lovely! Your words were golden and shiny. Like a Crunchie bar wrapper. ;)

  11. Ahem. A) I love this, its beautiful. and b) WHAT ABOUT THE REDHEADS???

    I know we are in a league of own and can’t even be fairly compared to brunettes and blondes because we are that great, but i mean come on. We deserve a mention in the comment section ;)

    And don’t you go offending me, like I know you will try. Remember, I’m currently working on your book. That’s not a threat, just a reminder.

  12. Wait, you compared blondes to a chocolate bar wrapper?

    • LOL! Brandy, I know. I read that and was all like, “Great that’s what every little girl should aspire to … looking like a Crunchie bar wrapper.”
      Okay I kinda feel bad for ganging up against Peter on his own blog. But not bad enough to stop myself from pushing the “submit comment” button.

      • Sediqa, never feel bad about ganging up on Peter. What doesn’t kill him (or make him weep like a girl not asked to prom) will make him stronger. Or maybe just less likely to compare girls to pieces of trash (aka: chocolate bar wrappers).

        Peter, I’m kidding. You know this. Let’s still be friends.

    • Not YOU, of course.

      Yours is more like golden yarn.

      That’s better, right?


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