Aubade, for a Button-Down Shirt


Aubade, for a Button-Down Shirt


He rang the buzzer

he heard the shower

running over which

her voice said, “Yes-ss?”


“I forgot my car keys,”

the door unlocked with

a hissing that always

made him finch.


Up three flights he ran

the door ajar he’d be late

for his flight for sure.


The shower running

“…did you get everything?”

“Yes,” and there she was

on the bed in

one of his button down

shirts undone.


So he helped her out

She helped him in

The day was lost

The day was won.


© Lemuel

29 April, 2018


NaPoWriMo 2018



Aubade Poetic form

  • Anaubade is a morning love song about lovers separating at dawn.
  • Early forms the 16 century for example dealt with unsatisfied love supposedly not a big deal in Elizabethan times.
  • Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliette penned this:

Wilt thou be gone? It is not yet near day:

It was the nightingale, and not the lark,

That pierc’d the fearful hollow of thine ear