I might not be the prophet John
and you are not Salome,
but could you still
let free that seventh veil
and spend the night with me.
I’ll offer you my head on silver plate,
you dance for me; but please
let me keep my ol’ fedora
cause man is nothing lacking hat.
A flash 55 for Kerry at toads keeping the memory of Galen alive.
November 3, 2018
Damn. That was smart — and sharp. Hella tight interpretation of the photo. Excellent poem.
This is funny. A light tone this which is most enjoyable. 😊
That last line just floors me, every time. I totally agree about hats.
Kudos! I like the phrase “I’ll offer you my head on silver plate” and the way you end it. Brilliant 55, Bjorn ❤️
Ha, well this does have a bit of humor! The fedora is definitely important to a man!!
Very funny. Mens lust takes them down dangerous paths with or without hats. It is not usual to wear one in a coffin!
This is very witty and I love the structure of the piece too.
Such an amusing monologue, Bjorn… yes, more than one way to lose one’s head to Salome.
I was hooked by the title, Bjorn, and then saw the reference to Salome – I riffed on her story too! I like your chat=up line:
‘but could you still
let free that seventh veil
and spend the night with me’!
Honestly, I could take a headless man, but I’m not sure I’d want to bed down with one who keeps his hat on! 🙂
One thinks the hat would be a necessity, otherwise how unsightly. Smiles.
Love the word play, and the twists, and of course, one can always “leave your hat on” …. now I have the song skipping through my head …. as delivered by Tom Jones from the film “The Full Monty” ….
ahh … well done!
What fun! I hat that!
Well done!!! Björn
Thanks for dropping by my sumie Sunday today
surely she can keep her last veil if you have the hat?! – love the lightness of touch and humour to this
A delightful write…love the John/Salome reference 🙂
Well my comment disappeared. This is too funny. The John/Salome reference is quite clever. Leavng one’s hat on or taking it off is all the same in this instance!
Strange that your comment disappeared… well it wasn’t stuck somewhere…
This begs the question – Does the hat make a man or does the man make the hat? Hey, just pondering 😉
And is the hat really a condom? 🙂
This is so cool and clever and droll. There’s definite a ‘word-to-the-wise’ in those lines … several words, I think ~ smiles ~
I know how he feels about his fedora. It was a sad day when I sold my pickup truck. I felt I had lost my manhood.
what a clever response to the prompt.
i like the reference to John/Salome. 🙂
Love it. I miss G too
This is delightful 😁
I think you are not the only one who feels this way! Let me keep my fedora!