My New Raincoat

The Raincoat Spy

My New Raincoat
My new raincoat has the look
of espionage stories from a book
Where beautiful dames and dangerous men
Meet each other in hangout dens
Exchanging money or other vice
To collect their data for a price
And this is where the ACTION begins
You, eyewitness from within.

The darkened hallway, my passage slick
I REACH the drop and find my pick
A few brief words and off I go
My raincoat TURNS, I duck below
The cellar stairwell leads to a room
Sliding inside it’s like a tomb
I SMELL him first, thick perfumed mutt
His aim is quick and hits my gut
GROPING forward towards the door
My heart is racing, I hit the floor.

Twirling legs wide in an arc
I hit that thug SMACK in the dark
Fantasy strikes, I’m wailing fast
My eyes are sharp and focused past
The figure beneath me breathing hard
I CHOP him quick and throw him far
He lands with a THUMP across a grate
I fling myself over, none to late
Grabbing the files worth several lives
I grab the handle and open wide
The door, outside! and light FLIES in
As bodies stream in unison
I join the crowd, files TUCKED away
And disappear easily into the day.

 

-by Ava Hypatia

Prompt at D’Verse Poets where we are asked to write a poem using the words fantasia, phantasia or fantasy.

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7 Responses to My New Raincoat

  1. lillian says:

    Wow! I’m in this scene with you….love the pic! So I feel like I should have the theme song from Man From Uncle or James Bond playing while I’m reading this. Very well done! 🙂
    Great take on the prompt! 🙂 You’ve got me wanting to put on a trench coat and sneak around a bit tomorrow! 🙂

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  2. Wow, this is like a film noire… The femme fatale a heroine, what a perfect idea.

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  3. Grace says:

    This is like an action thriller movie scene ~ I want to borrow that raincoat sometime ~ Thanks for linking up with D’verse ~

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  4. Every adventure should have the proper attire! I loved the rhythm throughout.

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  5. I love your approach and your all CAP words! So fun!

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  6. kanzensakura says:

    Isn’t this just so much fun. Great take on the prompt.

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  7. Imelda says:

    Your heroine rocks! 🙂

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