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Poem - Je Ne Sais Quoi

I came across a website that had suggestions on how a lady could leave something to the imagination. The article used the term “je ne sais quoi”, meaning “something (such as an appealing quality) that cannot be adequately described or expressed”. I wrote a poem based on these connections.


Je Ne Sais Quoi

Je ne sais quoi is my motif
that pleasantness that escapes
a full knowing of circumstance
yet the outcome is self assured
this declaration is my life
the unseen is prevalent
demanding action I’ll conceal
a first expression hints at this.

The unknown becomes the norm
surface offered as a bluff
hinting more than it reveals
as my emotions drift like smoke
perhaps my smile is the tell
or something deep behind the mask
you'll never know unless you ask
why I smile to hide desire.

The flirts demur by concern
I'll soothe the aches of life's storms
skirting finger, hither come
perhaps there's more in support
descriptions stated by the oblique
suggesting more than what's told
delicious wafts on the breeze
teasing manners not to deceive.

My motif is now made plain
expressed by words in poetry
Parisian statements put to page
as the veil is pulled back
all's explained in the end
time has told what’s been hid
pleasantness is the reward
I'll bid 'adieu' to hide again.

© 2018. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20180327.
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