Gingerbread Cottage

Written for:  Sunday Whirl, Wordle #475

Words:  hypocrisy, lunch, foil, cat, why, fox, trust, sad, hoax,
miss, liars, cottage
Mrs. Fox lives
in a gingerbread
cottage.  She takes
considerable comfort
in her calico cat, 
Cosmo.  Distrusting
store-bought pet food,
she cooks breakfast,
lunch, and dinner
for them both,
thriftily wrapping
leftovers in foil.
Saddened at the sudden 
death of Mr. Fox, she
is content now, because
she has stopped questioning
the 'why' of it.
Mrs. Fox carefully culls
her friends, disdaining 
liars and hypocrites.
She and her coterie enjoy
a book club, and attending
movies. They never miss
an art exhibit, and ofttimes, 
get together for tea time 
in the cozy gingerbread cottage.

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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2 Responses to Gingerbread Cottage

  1. oldegg says:

    What a delightful surprise to read this piece wondering whether she was human with an animal name or indeed a fox that adopted a cat! Eventually I had to accept she was indeed human.


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