Janet folded the sweater and placed it with the others on the bed. Taking the last sweater from the closet, she held it up for Amy to see. “Remember this one?” “That goes back,” Amy said. “I can’t believe she kept it. It was so stretched out that every time she wore it, she had [...]
Day of Mardi Gras Beginning with Fat Tuesday Before Ash Wednesday Big bijou celebration Masks worn throughout the quarter Down in New Orleans Music of jazz bands Will wash away your sorrow With festivities Carnival ended Hurricane Katrina blew Leaves death in its wake Aftermath of horror Mardi Gras returns to life Bringing back the [...]
Circus comes to town On many roads leading here To capture our hearts Under the big top Three rings of amazing sights We’re all children there Swing on the trapeze Amazing feats in the air Girl in jeweled crown Lions, tigers, bears Dancing and jumping through rings Elephants walk large High wire acrobats Death defying [...]
Gulping gullets like a gannet with a fish, Goat grabs a tea towel from a washing line A cream cake at the café for one delicious wish, To dine! In flippers and a face mask rip open tinned sardines Grab a fork and spear them Or spoon in cold baked beans Like a cowboy desperado [...]
Dear C–, Yesterday you wrote me, said you’ve been busy, and nothing more. Making it seem like we had just been in touch when in fact we hadn’t for quite some time. Deliberately, on my part. In your two sentences, you didn’t ask how I was doing. My life without you is a sunny, July [...]
Necessity takes all the fun out of shopping, at least for a woman in her never ending quest for that perfect, youthful revitalizing bra looking for the comfort of the old one but with reminiscent full rounded support, shape, colors, perhaps V’s secret, the wonder of illusion, or just criss-crossing our chest like some magical [...]
closing their belly buttons draping short hair clenching the muscles that bring up the rear They flash whole inches of skin gather rays against white flesh parade in the privacy of their front yards behind chain link fences Patricia Wellingham-Jones has a longtime interest in ‘healing writing’ and the benefits people gain from writing and [...]
Consumed by their own image of perfection Mirrored in high fashion of observation Running away from snapped cameras Hidden in fenced mansions Big financial rewards God and Goddesses in taylor made clothing Free merchandise for special people Put on pedestals and admired from afar Do not get too close or you maybe attacked by an [...]
Romantic spirit deep in soul Seeking lovers with variety of spice Charismatic in nature Delightful to know Unique in presentation Original in taste Fine form and flare Of style and grace Fashion sense Perfumed lace Life of leisure In perfect dress With finesse Of upper classes Celebrating in mansions With gated fences Smiling for cameras [...]
My cool moment came at Biff and Linda’s apartment party in the Valley when they named me sexiest girl, presented me with a chilled bottle of champagne. I posed frozen, clutching the neck and blushing in my off-the-shoulder gypsy blouse, a virgin carrying a fake I.D. Their sexy girl – dreading already the ride home [...]
Solar System Kings Rule the day and the nighttime While lighting the world Ruler of the day Mister Sun looms high above Upon his head a crown Bestows winter warmth As snowflakes fall all around Over sleeping seeds Sounds the wakeup call Flowers rise from winter’s bed King Sun ushers spring Burns hot in the [...]
The tension is rising. The new baby’s nearly due. Everybody’s waiting, but he doesn’t come on cue. He should be heading downwards but he’s standing on his feet. The nurses try to turn him but their work is incomplete. A caesarean operation brings the baby safely here. Mother’s doing well. Relief grins from ear to [...]
the pale girl sat quietly under the elongated weeping willow, to read the last page of a utopia novel assigned to her, by an educator, who protested she needed more knowledge. the bashfully shy girl was hesitant to reach the next page, because it was there, in the company of blankets made of silky white [...]
I held you today, a scrap of life with wrinkled nose. Your mesmerizing fragility, belied by tiny fingers grasping mine showing strength of steel. Gentle sleep is interrupted by powerful cry. All pink and soft; you are the centre of the world. Your mother’s eyes are like a waterfall flowing your way. Your father lifts [...]
Hello spring, I am here. I’ve been waiting for you, Welcome home. Hello spring, It’s been so long. While braving the shocking blue winter, my heart sat frozen, So cold, even my tears could not flow. Hello spring, I will confess. Lost within the bitter whirling wind, a dark and chilling moment came, Which found [...]
On May 23, 1845, Betsy Reed was the first woman was hanged in Illinois She sat atop her pine coffin being pulled by two oxen. Twenty-thousand people came— sat on the hill of the natural amphitheater— to see the witch, the green-eyed monster, be put to death. Her dark hair fell in puddles around her [...]
She doesn’t knock or introduce herself, just blows into my life and starts hanging out, takes control of my face, plasters a smile on it that won’t quit. And this gal, let me tell you, she laughs— out loud and often. She cracks herself up. Talk about sassy, she has her way with my emails, [...]
Darkness pummeled the U-haul cab as we drove down a busy highway. I sat in the passenger seat, he in the driver’s, and we rode silently beside each other while music from the radio attempted to nudge out the blackness. I looked out of my window and gazed at the blurry city lights beyond the [...]
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