Sunday Wordle: housewives, year, eternity, months, sting, balls, spurn, fall, rind, ignorant, subtracting, drawers

Desperate Housewives

The puckered rind of a spurned housewife–
balling husband’s socks, setting them neatly
in his drawers–shrivels somewhat more
with each subtracted year.  The idea
of an eternity of months slipping by, stings
her heart with piercing arrows of despair.
Does he imagine her to be ignorant
of his little liaisons of shorter and shorter
duration?  She has had a wake-up call.
Tonight she will be the one to cause his fall.

 

 

Written for http://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/wordle-64

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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18 Responses to Sunday Wordle: housewives, year, eternity, months, sting, balls, spurn, fall, rind, ignorant, subtracting, drawers

  1. tmhHoover says:

    That little word housewives really colored our wordles this week.I feel especially sad for yours.Well wordled!

    i

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  2. Well done. Funny how we can all head off in different directions from the same words. I really like the way you used rind. That was a hard word for me to fit in. Excellent work.

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  3. That’s really good. It’s amazing how you turn seemingly random words into something creative and meaningful.

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  4. Misky says:

    Nice one! Intrigued by what might happen. 🙂

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  5. Very good poem! So far, it looks like the words have read many of us in the same direction. It’s sort of strange to me, because when I created this Wordle for Brenda I did not have that in mind at all! Seem like once I started, the words just sent me in that direction. You used the words very well! Good job all around!

    II wrote and posted mine yesterday, but forgot to add it to Linky. I did that today, but I’ll save you the trip there ig you decide to read mine:

    http://paulatohlinecalhoun1951.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/this-was-not-the-road-i-thought-i-was-on/

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  6. Sara! The imagery of this is very visual. You did well with these words. Especially love this line: “stings her heart with piercing arrows of despair” Paints an impressive picture..

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  7. Great use of the word “fall”, Sara. Nicely penned.

    Pamela

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  8. The idea
    of an eternity of months slipping by, stings
    her heart with piercing arrows of despair.

    Ouch indeed…painful line well written wordle!

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  9. Mr. Walker says:

    A delightful read, from “puckered rind” to “his fall”. She doesn’t sound so desperate; perhaps more empowered than she thinks.

    Richard

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