The Audition

Written for:  Sunday Muse #143  (posted by Fireblossom)

"This week you get a choice. We are looking back at old Hollywood and a make-believe world that nevertheless lifts our spirits and touches our hearts. You can write for the image (Tracey Powers as Mary Pickford) or you can go completely off the deep end and use the video I'm providing."

(Tracey Powers as Mary Pickford)
What happened to you? 
Said you'd be right back
with cocktails.  I see
no cocktails in those
claws you seem to have
sprouted.  Your skin
is turning green 
and hairy.  Not another 

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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21 Responses to The Audition

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    Ha, this made me smile!


  2. Helen Dehner says:

    Thinking of the wonderful films from the 30s and 40s, never knew what might ‘sprout.’I enjoyed this.


  3. robtkistner says:

    The monster approaches…


  4. wyndolynne says:

    I can see the cloak and the reveal–this is marvelous!


  5. Carrie V. H. says:

    Wonderful twist you captured with the image! This is so like how those films could be. Love it Sara!


  6. coalblack says:

    I hate when that happens.


  7. qbit says:

    Ahahaha! Very cool. Captures the look on her face perfectly…


  8. Susie Clevenger says:

    Oh I love this claws and all


  9. Beverly Crawford says:

    I think I hear ominous organ music …………… !


  10. Jim says:

    O no, what kind of pills did you take? Call the dog catcher!


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