Looking For a Chance

Written for:  Sunday Whirl, Wordle #555

Words:  yet, distraught, miss, felon, lid, pinprick, string,
        with, trip, chilling, banish, slithery

A formerly chilling,
heavy-lidded felon
from Mississippi was
distraught.  He'd served
his time, yet it seemed
he was being banished
from society with no
visible means.  He could
not afford to trip up,
still on parole.  Sought
work, but was treated
like a contagious,
slithery beast.  At least
prospective bosses did not
string him along.  He felt
their eyes judging his
pinprick tattoos.  What
was he to do?  How to prove
his worth if no one took
a chance.


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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