Human in Nature
Like a Scotswoman
dancing the Flamenco,
her “Ole’s” a little too “Ach, well.”
Hanging around the dance studio
signing up for everything, still.
No one could understand a word she said
until those startling flower dresses
arrived by articulated lorry
indispensably ending the stillness.
Colin James has a book of poems, Resisting Probability, from Sagging Meniscus Press, and a chapbook, A THOROUGHNESS NOT DEPRIVED OF ABSURDITY. James lives in Massachusetts.