The lovestruck merchant
sent over a cameo brooch
to the piano player across
The piano player pinned on
the cameo, with her wealthy
bosom heaving from its
cleavage, walked to the
window and winked discreetly.
This wasn't the century for
The noon stage delivered
Laura Ingalls Wilder, author
of "Little House" books.
She stopped in the General
Mercantile for a box of quills,
unruled tablets, and two bottles
of writing ink, for she had a
prairie novel set in her mind
where wagonwheels were the
vehicle that turned the page
and oil lanterns lit the way.
Tonight, the piano player signaled
the lovestruck merchant by playing
Buffalo Gals...Won't You Come Out
Tonight. The lovestruck merchant
had long closed the General Mercantile
and spent the rest of the evening
listening to the goings on at the saloon
from her room above the Mercantile.
Never mind what she could see out
the other window---a bunch of saloon
whores skinny-dipping in the moonlight
in the wild waters of the horse tank at
the livery stable.
Theirs was a cliffhanger serial affair,
picked up where it left off. The piano
player's wicked sensuality drove the
lovestruck merchant wild. At thirty,
the piano player was an exceptionally
built woman with a voluptuous bosom
and a small waist, sparkling green-blue
eyes and long chestnut hair she wore in
a lesbian knot at the nape of her neck.
She bathed herself in Milk of Roses and
powdered herself with La Dore's Powder
de Riz made from fine rice flour, both
toiletries from France, available through
Sears Roebuck and Company mail order.
The piano player turned the wick down to
douse it, then quickly rolled the glowing
wick back up for a signal to the lovestruck
merchant that the town was clear. Buffalo
Gals...Won't You Come Out Tonight..
Spin-off poetry from my short story BUFFALO GALS WON'T YOU COME OUT TONIGHT...please visit
http://www.authorsden.com/visit/viewshortstory.asp?id=17890 for full story!
Copyright 2006 Sage Sweetwater, firebrand lesbian novelist, brainchild of Sage Sweetwater Creative Properties, flagship of Stone Creek Woman
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|Reviewed by Ian Thorpe
|Ah, you learned that trick too eh? Ideas are precious so it pays to get a poem and a story out of the same pack of seed.
I enjoyed this Sage and it left me wanting to know more of what happened to these star - crossed lovers.
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|Love the descriptions you have used in this one as you bring the characters to life.|
|Reviewed by Chrissy McVay
|I love the scenes set up in these poems, and especially enjoy the music put with them.|
|Reviewed by jude forese
|intriguing and spirited write ... great visuals ...|
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|You just keep writing these scens Sage, and we enjoy the drama!
|Reviewed by Peter Paton
A conglomeration of the Wild West and The Little House on the Prairie in this pioneering pen...
Your literary skills come to the fore again, in this fast moving and decriptive narrative
Rock on sister..
|Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
|Come out tonight...come out tonight to dance by the light of the moon. Life is just as it has been for centuries. We've just be into "labeling" for the last few centuries and, even then...I'm not sure Lesbianism was the rule.
I like the way you animate a poem...make it real so it moves.
Great work Sage.
|Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
|Oh Sage, this was just delightful! I loved this so very much, excellent!
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Excellent portrayal and atmosphere in your descriptive write; well done!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Excellent poetry, dear Sage; very well done! BRAVA!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
|Reviewed by Paul Williams
|What a wonderful scene you paint Sage, this reads just like a movie only the movie is never as good as the book...such stunning imagery can only come from a very talented pen.
|Reviewed by totally anonymous
|wow excellent visuals. Now i have to go read the story|
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|I am swept away in the atmosphere created by your poetic tale, Sage. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and peace to you,