Midcentury Mise-en-Scene

Chairs posed in motion.
Crouching couch.
Triangular coffee table
a
imed like an arrow
t
oward the flat brick face
of the fireplace.
Fire.
Bar cart,
gold and glass.
Console television.
Console stereo,
hi-fi.
Floor-to-ceiling
pole lamp.
Shag rug.
Green.
Orange.

Half inch shirt cuff,
white.
Quarter inch pocket square,
white.
Grey suit.
T
hin black tie.
Black Oxfords,
polished.
Clean shaven,
sideburns.
Thick black glasses.
Legs crossed
at the knee.
One arm on the
Back of the couch.
Other hand, a cigarette.

Soft bouffant.
Pearls, three strands,
at the neck.
Orange sherbet
silk dress.
Bow front waist.
Orange stiletto pumps,
one toe-tipped
behind the other.
Head tilted
coquettishly. 
Mixing scotch
and soda
she won’t drink.
Smile like
an accessory. 

© 2020 Deb Moore, All Rights Reserved

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