Sunday, July 15, 2012

Mag 126, 7/15/12, Sunday Morning


                                                                    
                                                                                         artwork by Jack Vettriano


A dreadful night, just dreadful-
She felt like a teen age Cinderella-gone-wrong.

Her sigh shuddered.
Her cigarette was out
She had quit months ago anyway...

She turned from the window
Time to go down stairs and check on Ethan.

She stepped back into her heels
and tottered toward the mirror.

Oh my- the left eye was turning a nasty color;
Ice would be good- meanwhile,
She reached into her little purse

A comb came away
and she ran it absently through
the lock that had tumbled out

Managed to free a pin
and tuck it up with the rest.

Oh Mary- I am so sorry-


She bit her lip and reached for the door
Will my sister ever find it in her heart 
to forgive me ?

15 comments:

cloudia charters said...

texture and narrative!


Wishing YOU a sweet week
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Quotes,Photos and a little Poetry said...

Well, I hope the sister will forgive her. do write a second half.:)this is a nice moody poem.

Heaven said...

Heavy with emotions and family drama ~ I do wonder what happened before ~

Laurie Kolp said...

I'm with Heaven...

Tess Kincaid said...

Not sure exactly what happened...it doesn't sound good...

Brian Miller said...

really an intriguing read...def leaves one wondering the full story but there is def family drama set to boil in this one...

Helen said...

This might qualify as the ultimate in sibling rivalry!!! Nicely done.

Sue said...

Leaves me wanting more and yet understanding the basic scenario. Good job.

=)

Trellissimo said...

Manages to say a lot with a little. Good "story" poem.

Little Nell said...

This is intriguing; you’ve got us all wondering- which is very clever.

Lyn said...

Can imagine the scene to come..would like more!

Linda said...

Lots of hooks here Izzy. I love the dramatic angst and the clues. Thank you for taking me to this place where I can imagine my own resolution. Well done!

Lydia said...

Ooh, mysterious.....yet somehow so grounded! My sister and I go through stages like that. :(

Karen S. said...

Very clever and a mystery waiting to be heard! Do tell!

Sreeja said...

oh there is definitely something...I want to hear....