Some Men

Some men will kiss you
on the street and then
forget your name the
next time you meet.
Some men will study
you with the attention
of Michelangelo, taking
in every nuance
Beautifully engrossed.
You’ll revel in their
Some men should be
frisked for secret
weaponry, always
out to butcher your
Some men are crazy,
but say it’s you instead.

Some men are cold
December their last address
Some men refuse to keep a
padlock on their libido,
never content in a single shed
Some men are like cherry cola,
a bag of pepperoni combos,
Oreo cookies, and licorice.
You’ll want to gorge straight
out of the vending machine,
but they’ll leave you with a sick
stomach and rotting teeth.
Some men are soft and sweet.
These you usually call friend

Some men are lost things
They stay on your tongue
Long after the last sentence
has been spoken
These are the ones you write
poems about. Poetry that lives
off of the debris of what was
Your litany to starry nights,
shared history, bourbon shots,
and the nostalgic route that
always looks more scenic
looking back.

Some men you’ll never forget
These are the ones you
surrender to.
The men that leave you
so wind altered all you can
do is fall.
They stay rooted in your heart
for life. You’ll find yourself
swaying to their phantom
breeze, long after they are gone
These are the men who teach
you about yourself.
They fold your soul back,
forcing you to look inside,
inspiring you, to rearrange
and change. -Some
men you’ll love eternally.
These are those men.

-Tosha Michelle


80 thoughts on “Some Men

  1. You always find ways to make me smile. Thank you, Tosha for sharing your talents with all of us. You make the world a better place. πŸ˜„πŸ’šβ˜•οΈ

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  2. Hey Tosha, long time no read (my laptop broke, f…ck!!) Anyways beautiful written as always and I guess I fall into the category of “some men are lost things”. I pretty sure you are still thinking of me πŸ˜‰
    Stay Frosty gentess.

    P.S. Did you say that some men are crazy?…. maybe some but not as much as women, women those strange creatures…….

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  3. Now you’ve got me thinking what kind of man am I? I must say, I have read a few of your pieces today with much more attention to detail. Your language, your voice, your tone, your sheer force is something to behold! I come away sometimes just shaking my head, truly I mean this honestly: you are an aged soul. Your talents and insights make me feel like I still have so much more to learn about writing, and being. Seriously, not blowing smoke. I HAVE to make sure you understand how your words floor me. Damn

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