Floor (an acrostic poem)

Image: assets.incstores.com/cms/buyers-guide/dance/ballroom-dance-floor/ballroom-dance-floor-1.jpg

Feet drifted along the hardwood

Looking for the beat desperately since he felt his life depended on it

Of course, they could not find it and so he dreaded what would happen next

Ordinarily he would have abandoned ship and found a wall to prop up, but…

Rachel kept smiling at him as she tried to follow his lead, and that was all that counted

Figure (an acrostic poem)

Image: blog.praxilabs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/the-Most-Important-Physics-Equations-in-History.jpg

Finding men talking about her curves all the time was quite tiresome

It made her wish they were a little less… conical

Geometrical arguments be what they may, the boys never added things up correctly

Underestimating her desire to derive their equations

Relying on a vanishingly small probability that she would be impressed by the results

Especially since their plots would undoubtedly be too small and dreadfully unenlightening

Beard (an acrostic poem)

Image: i.pinimg.com/474x/f4/fa/65/f4fa65d670601dd618527e4bf215dc32.jpg

Been yanking on his face hairs since she was a wee little babe

Every day was a repeat of the last, and he loved every minute of it

And yet, one day she decided she was too old to do it anymore

Reaching for his own face hairs, he gave them a tug

Damn that hurt.  It just wasn’t the same.

Height (an acrostic poem)

Image: answers.unity.com/storage/temp/41869-depth.jpg

How high in the air was he right now?

Everything looked like it was so far away

It made him giggle with glee.

Gesturing he asked her, “Is this how you see everything?”

Her slap to his shoulder threw him off balance.  “Why did you do that?”

That’s when she took her glasses off his face.

Mole (an acrostic poem)

Image: feastingathome.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Mole-Negro-Sauce-14.jpg

Making traditional Mexican sauces always made Maria smile

Of course, her Abuela made them so well that she should really sell them, but she wouldn’t

Leading to Maria secretly recording the kitchen for the next 24 hours

Everyone will suspect her brother when the recipe gets sold, but she was going to be the…

Betrayed (an acrostic poem)

Image: i.discogs.com/tuUoKiQsGYTUVJD1KkdRYqvwDMO2VY0KvT64KCTtGHo/rs:fit/g:sm/q:40/h:300/w:300/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9BLTczODQ3/Ni0xNDYzMDI0NjU2/LTQzMTQuanBlZw.jpeg

Been promised that everything would be fine

Except that was never going to be true

That shouldn’t have surprised her

Rachel had grown up on the wrong side of the tracks

And no one there was ever able to keep their word, even if they tried

Yet this one hurt more than all the rest put together

Everett said he would always be there to hold her, to help make things right

Death had conveniently gotten him out of that, the bastard.  She spit on his grave.

Greet (an acrostic poem)

Image: domf5oio6qrcr.cloudfront.net/medialibrary/8529/fist-bump-new-handshake.jpg

Giving his new teammate a fist bump seemed to be the perfect greeting

Relaxed yet said, “I feel you, my brother.”

Except the next person came up and started a whole ritual

Exchanging high fives, bows, spins, hops and ended with a modified Cossack Dance

That’s when it dawned on him that maybe he didn’t know how to …

One (an acrostic poem)

Image: upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/58/Sunset_2007-1.jpg

Only person who could fill her days with laughter was gone

Nothing was ever going to bring that twinkle back into her eye

Every sunset she watched and prayed that maybe he would rise in the morning

Near (an acrostic poem)

Image: betterteam.com/images/betterteam-cell-phone-policy-5472×3648-20201120.jpeg

Never was he farther away physically from her

Every day he felt that emptiness when he woke up

And no matter how many times he got to call her, it was never enough

Reaching his decision, he booked his flight.  Money is great, but being there was priceless

Tape (an acrostic poem)

Image: golf.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/GettyImages-1164116608yy.jpg

They were trying to patch things together

And their therapist gave them an exercise to try

Perhaps they shouldn’t have taken it literally

Eventually the EMT was able to unwrap them from all the duct …