The Ladies

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #282

Words:  water, shrill, stitch, draw, become, wake, single, blue, ribbon, circle, peak, sense

See how that aqua blue
ribbon becomes her, Mildred?
Even at her peak, she never looked
so radiant. That singular cameo
brooch adds a sense of elegance.

It is a shame, Sophie, that her
daughter did not draw any
of her mother’s poise, such a shrill,
shrew, she is. Look at that hemline.
The stitches are pulling loose. Tsk, tsk.

Yes, on this of all days, her daughter
could have made an effort. Well, we
should be off. I spotted a water
fountain near the entrance. I am parched
from that stale, still air in here.
No circulation. A lovely wake, though,
wasn’t it dear?

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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4 Responses to The Ladies

  1. Jae Rose says:

    How skilfully you weaved this scene and these characters – brought them to the wake of a wake!


  2. Pat B says:

    Another interesting take on using the cue words this week. Very nice!


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